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- New herbicide and GE seeds: EPA and USDA poised to approve herbicide with insufficiently unexamined cumulative and long-term health effects August 20, 2014If the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) give their approval to a new herbicide called Enlist Duo and to corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered (GE) to resist that chemical, the United States could see a significant increase in what is already one of the country’s most widely used herbicides.…
- New study finds link between mass job losses and teen suicide behaviors August 19, 2014Previous research has documented a link between downturns in the economy and suicide among adults. But how do those downturns ripple throughout families and communities, and in particular, how do massive job losses affect the mental health of teens? A new study has found that, sadly, many teens are not immune to the stress of a struggling economy.
- “Alcohol was the weapon of choice for these men”: Peer groups may be key to stopping campus rape August 19, 2014Some men think it's okay to rape if they do it by getting their victims too drunk to offer much resistance. Can their peers change such behavior by speaking up?
- Twenty-three years and millions served: CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program August 15, 2014Next time someone asks you what exactly public health does, repeat this number: 4.3 million. That’s the number of women — mothers, sisters, wives, aunts, grandmothers, daughters and friends — who might have otherwise gone without timely breast and cervical cancer screenings if it weren’t for public health and its commitment to prevention.
- Fatal work injury that killed Erik Deighton, 23, was preventable, MIOSHA cites Colonial Plastics August 14, 2014Erik Deighton’s work-related death could have been prevented. That’s how I see Michigan OSHA's findings in the agency’s citations against his employer, Colonial Plastics.
- Dying from heat at work, acclimation lacking August 13, 2014Failing to get the time to acclimate to a hot work environment can be deadly. That’s the message I took away from an item in last week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). “Heat illness and deaths among workers — U.S. 2012-2013” reports on 13 occupational heat-related fatalities investigated by federal OSHA. Nine of the…
- Occupational Health News Roundup August 12, 2014Obama signs order requiring certain contractors to disclose labor violations; judge rules in favor of college athletes; Brooklyn hospital fined for workplace violence; and workers take wage theft to court.
- Worth reading: Ebola, artificial sweeteners, and outdated parking laws August 11, 2014Recent pieces give a glimpse of working an Ebola outbreak, industry-backed attacks on a researcher investigating artificial sweeteners' effects, how parking laws affect housing prices, and more.
- New data: Lack of acclimatization procedures most often associated with worker heat deaths August 8, 2014Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on heat deaths among U.S. workers, underscoring the often-tragic consequences that result when employers fail to take relatively simple and low-cost preventive actions.
- Not an “accident”: Stanley Thomas Wright, 47, suffers work-related asphyxiation at railyard in North Las Vegas August 7, 2014This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on August 2 at a railyard in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
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