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No Time To Be Sick: Study shows millions of people head to work despite being ill

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From Safety and Health Magazine, 9 March 2016 Every week in the United States, as many as 3 million employees –(about 2 percent of the workforce) –work while they’re sick, according to research from Cornell University.  Researchers examined data from the 2011 Leave Supplement of the American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. About half of the cases…

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CDC Emergency Operations Center Moves to Highest Level of Activation for Zika Response

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CDC, 3 February 2016 “To further enhance its response to the Zika virus outbreak, CDC’s Emergency Operations Center is moving to a Level 1 activation—reflecting the agency’s assessment of the need for an accelerated preparedness to bring together experts to focus intently and work efficiently in anticipation of local Zika virus transmission by mosquitoes in the Continental U.S.” Activated for the Zika…

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ECHA Stabilises Guidance Two Years Ahead of the 2018 REACH Deadline

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From ECHA, 2 March 2016- “The Agency will apply a two year ‘moratorium’ on updates to the majority of its guidance on REACH before the 31 May 2018 deadline.  It concerns any guidance that explains the registration requirements. The moratorium is set to begin on 31 May 2016.  The purpose of this stand-still period is to provide a sufficiently long period of…

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EPA Announces National Enforcement Initiatives for Coming Years

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Source of article: EPA, 18 February 2016 “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its seven National Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019, which focus on national pollution challenges where EPA’s enforcement efforts will protect public health. For the next cycle starting on October 1, 2016, EPA will retain four of its current National Enforcement Initiatives, add two new initiatives,…

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EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

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EPA News Release, February 19, 2016 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters.  DWMAPS allows users to learn about their watershed and understand more about their water supplier.  DWMAPS also lets users see if sources of their drinking water are polluted and if there are possible sources of pollution…

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How to Put Leading Indicators into Practice

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Article by Joy Inouye, NIOSH, February 17, 2016 The use of leading indicators is a growing hot topic in occupational and environmental health and safety.  The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council has been studying leading indicators for the past two years to help more organizations take advantage of their predictive power. The Institute defines leading indicators as proactive,…

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How to Address OSHA’s Big 4 Hazards in Your Workplace

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The Big Four hazards are: Falls; Electrocutions; Caught in or between; and Struck by.  Because of the fatal consequences posed by these hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA) focus serves as a good reminder to address these in your own operations. To prevent falls: Be diligent when it comes to working in personnel platforms lifted with forklifts. OSHA requires…

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Leaders Share Biggest Sustainability Technology Hopes for 2016

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Summary of article by Elaine Hsieh, Program Director and Senior Analyst of VERGE, Greenbiz.com, December 28, 2015 What’s your biggest hope for sustainability technology in 2016? Kate Brandt, lead for sustainability, Google.  Biggest hope for sustainability in 2016 is the opportunity she sees for businesses like Google to make a difference through leading by example.  They plan to continue driving…

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AFIRM Group Publishes Harmonized RSL for Brands, Retailers and Suppliers

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Press Release, afirm-group.com, December 21, 2015 Leading brands in the apparel and footwear industry participating in the Apparel & Footwear International RSL Management Group (AFIRM) are pleased to announce the publication of the AFIRM Restricted Substance List (RSL) for brands, retailers and suppliers. AFIRM developed RSL Guidance in 2011 at the request of suppliers that could be widely used within…

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Administrative court sets precedent, allowing request for enterprise-wide hazard abatement by employer to proceed to trial

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News Release, U.S. Department of Labor, December 23, 2015 Background:  An Administrative Law judge has decided that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission may have authority under the Occupational Safety and Health Act to order abatement measures sought by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration beyond the specific violations OSHA identified in its the citations….

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