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- Study: Full-day preschool can set kids up for academic success, better health November 26, 2014Children who have the opportunity to attend full-day preschool programs, versus part-day programs, tend to score higher on school readiness measures such as language, math, socio-emotional development and physical health, according to a recent study. So, why is this finding important to public health? Because education has literally been described as an “eli […]
- Public health labs and the Ebola response: ‘This is the type of work they do day in and day out’ November 25, 2014Months before the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in Texas, the state’s public health laboratory had begun preparing for the disease to reach U.S. shores. And while the virus itself is an uncommon threat in this country, the response of the nation’s public health laboratory system wasn’t uncommon at all — in fact, protecting people’s health from such grave […]
- DuPont is a “stickler” for safety, but what does that really mean? November 25, 2014Four workers from DuPont's La Porte, TX facility are dead. Their employer makes hundreds of millions on its behavior-based, blame the worker safety program. Federal investigators will find that the catastrophe occurred because of decisions made far up the chain of command, not unsafe behaviors by the victims.
- Occupational health and safety leaders honored, new policies adopted at American Public Health Association annual meeting November 21, 2014The OHS Section’s annual meeting at APHA brings together the best of public health: solid research, community-based methods, policy and politics, social justice and solidarity.
- Fatal work injury that killed Juan Carlos Reyes was preventable, OSHA cites Angel’s AAA November 20, 2014The fatal work-related injuries that killed Juan Carlos Reyes' could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
- Congress and science: White House threatens to veto bills that would change EPA science advisory boards and limit EPA use of science November 20, 2014In action that may portend how the 114th Congress will treat science, the House has passed two bills that would limit the EPA's use of science. The White House is threatening to veto both – and an additional bill that in the White House's view could weaken the Clean Air Act's public health and environmental protections.
- Occupational Health News Roundup November 19, 2014New report chronicles the low wages of child care workers; Johns Hopkins black lung review still unfinished; California nurses go on strike; and OSHA calls on retailers to protect their workers during Black Friday.
- Healthcare.gov opens again for enrollment, with modest but varying premium increases November 17, 2014As Healthcare.gov welcomes enrollees for 2015 health-insurance plans, we're seeing far fewer technical problems, modest premium increases overall (but not everywhere), and a continued lack of affordable options for those in the "coverage gap."
- Study examines effects of San Francisco paid sick leave policy, finds low-wage workers especially benefited November 14, 2014As paid sick leave policies gain momentum across the country, a new study finds that such policies do indeed improve worker morale and have little overall effect on employer profitability.
- “We got the top dog”: Prosecutors indict former coal company CEO November 14, 2014Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was indicated by federal prosecutors for events that led to the April 2010 death of 29 West Virginia coal miners.
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