Occupational Health News Roundup

Conditions on Florida tomato farms improve thanks to the Fair Food Program; federal officials are developing a protective inhalation screening level for the West Virginia chemical spill region; and a Government Accountability Project expert testifies on whistleblower protections in observance of Workers Memorial Day.

By | 2018-01-16T10:01:19+00:00 May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Anniversaries of two deadly workplace disasters remind us of the hazards of combustible dust and gas blows; a former Cal/OSHA employee warns that the agency is dangerously understaffed; and CDC uses sugar-industry money to fund studies into the epidemic of chronic kidney disease striking Central American sugarcane workers.

By | 2014-02-20T16:43:20+00:00 February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

A federal judge rebukes a coal company that sued a miner for filing a whistleblower discrimination complaint; EPA and OSHA have yet to announce formal enforcement activities for the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion; and LA bus drivers say pesticides used on buses are making them sick.

By | 2013-06-24T16:35:27+00:00 June 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Nurses' demanding jobs often leave them injured, and nurses working injured increases the risk of medication mistakes; many farmworkers never report pesticide-related ailments; and the rate of uninsurance is high among federal firefighters.

By | 2012-07-10T18:00:36+00:00 July 10th, 2012|1 Comment