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2014-08-05 23:07:58

A new study that shows higher rates of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer among workers at two Washington state fiberglass boat building operations has researchers looking for answers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Scientists with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) say workers exposed to styrene, fiberglass, and wood dust in the building of fiberglass boats have unexpectedly elevated rates of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Surviving Mesothelioma has...

2014-06-19 23:17:53

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is calling attention to a recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as wake up call for individuals who worked in the manufacturing sector between 1969 and 2000, because it indicates asbestos was present in what the Center considers to be a clean workplace. As the Mesothelioma Compensation Center would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466, the “clean” work group mentioned in this study was still vulnerable to asbestos...

2014-05-20 12:34:02

Research Finds Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Have Higher Rates of Hearing Loss, Yet Too Few Get the Treatment They Need POMONA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether face-to-face in the field, or over the telephone or radio, hearing is an important part of communication for first-responders - keeping them informed, safe and connected. Unfortunately, these front-line professionals are also at higher risk for hearing loss, and less likely to get the treatment they need to hear their...

2014-04-16 12:11:34

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the right interventions, and the research methods used in the study could help identify and reduce injuries and fatalities in other types of commercial fishing,...

2013-12-12 23:30:34

Looking for innovative approach to workplace wellness? A year-long NIOSH study evaluating sit-stand workstations brings wellness to the proverbial seat of our sedentary lives; namely, our workstations, where most of us spend long hours each day sitting in front of a computer. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A year-long NIOSH study evaluating sit-stand workstations brings wellness to the proverbial seat of our sedentary lives; namely, our workstations, where most of us spend long...

2013-10-18 23:24:29

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says Americans are still losing too many potentially productive life years to asbestos-related diseases. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 A new NIOSH study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds that more than 427,000 life years were lost from 1999 to 2010 because of early deaths from mesothelioma and asbestosis. Mesothelioma and asbestosis are the two most deadly...

2013-09-20 23:01:32

Parker Waichman LLP commends the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for its decision to add prostate cancer to the list of eligible Zadroga Act Illnesses; prostate cancer was noticeably absent from NIOSH’s initial list, which included about 50 forms of cancer. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has spent the past decade working to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are not forgotten, applauds the fact that prostate...

2013-08-05 23:21:57

OSHA announces their Outreach Training Program to make sure that providers are describing it accurately. Richardson, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, which oversees the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training programs has recently updated the Outreach Training Program requirements. In addition to changing some of the rules governing which classes an OSHA-authorized instructor can teach and how exceptions to training rules can be approved, the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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