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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...

2013-11-27 16:21:53

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) today announced that the company, along with other manufacturers of respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), received notification on November 21 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that errors were made by the government when testing and certifying respirators. As a result, the certifying organization intends to examine their testing...

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...

2013-10-10 12:33:08

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) honors Axion Health's, Dr. Lee Newman, with the 2013 National Award for Exceptional Member. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/LA66164LOGO) The 32(nd) AOHP national conference was held at the Hilton-Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Orlando Florida from Sept 11-14, 2013. During the Thursday luncheon, the AOHP Board of Directors surprised Dr. Newman with the 2013...

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...

2013-07-18 23:03:03

The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) will meet July 23, 2013, at the Hilton Arlington Hotel, 950 Stafford Street, Arlington Va. Fort Belvoir, VA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) will meet July 23, 2013, at the Hilton Arlington Hotel, 950 Stafford Street, Arlington Va. The meetings are free and open to the public. All interested persons are encouraged to attend; advance registration is not necessary. Registration...

2013-06-21 23:17:00

The attorney from the firm of Gemma Law Associates, Inc., says the National Safety Council’s focus on ergonomics during National Safety Month is a ‘good starting point’ for employers. Providence, RI (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer Mark W. Gemma said today that the National Safety Council’s focus on ergonomics for Week 4 of National Safety Month should be shared by the state’s employers. The National Safety Council (NSC) observes National Safety...

2013-04-24 08:29:16

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing concerns over the agency's lack of appropriate resources with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in a letter to Senator Tom Harken, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, to request a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on whether National Institute for Occupational Safety and...