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- Worth reading: Politics and public health August 22, 2016Recent pieces address Congress's failure to address Zika (by a pregnant Miami reporter), political parties' different approaches to public health, pregnancy-related deaths in Texas, and more.
- Not an “accident”: Rick Simer, 64, suffers fatal work-related injury in Denver, CO August 19, 2016This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Tuesday, August 9, in Denver, CO
- Improving TSCA: The job’s not done yet and new rules are key to protecting public health August 17, 2016While the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century was signed into law with considerable fanfare, the job of improving U.S. chemicals policy in is far from complete. During two EPA stakeholder meetings this month, we heard a familiar script fom the chemical industry.
- Cherry-picked workplace injury statistics hides the toll of injuries, illness and deaths in California August 17, 2016A closer look at the latest available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that injury and illness stats for California show the state has worse, not better, rates of worker injuries and illnesses than national levels or the performance of other major industrial states. The “but we have better stats” response from state officials cannot be used to […]
- Occupational Health News Roundup August 17, 2016Farmworkers in south Texas continue to struggle 50 years after historic worker strike; Illinois governor signs Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; Samsung Electronics accused of withholding deadly chemical exposure information from workers; and OSHA fines a Tyson chicken plant after a worker loses a finger.
- Whopping exaggeration by coal industry about black lung regulations August 12, 2016The coal industry made wild claims about its inability to comply with a proposed MSHA regulation to protect miners from developing black lung disease. Two years after the rules took affect, we see the magnitude of the industry's exaggeration.
- Death on water slide at Schlitterbahn follows worker death August 9, 2016When I heard the news about the 10 year old who died at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, I couldn't help but remember Nico Benavides. Benavides was fatally injured while working at Schlitterbahn's park on San Padre Island, TX.
- Multiple chronic conditions and Medicaid expansions August 8, 2016A new study in MMWR reports that 25.7% of US adults have been diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions. Three of the states with the highest prevalence of multiple chronic conditions haven't accepted the Medicaid expansion, and one that expanded Medicaid may drop it.
- Occupational Health News Roundup August 3, 2016Slate investigates a little-used Fair Labor Standards Act provision that could improve conditions for farmworkers; Syrian child refugees face exploitation in Turkey's textile industry; OSHA cites a Wisconsin shipyard for exposing workers to high levels of lead; and researchers offer new insights into the effects of Seattle's $15 minimum wage law.
- Medical malpractice at Pilgrim’s Pride…the poultry company? August 2, 2016It sounds like malpractice to me. That’s what I’ve been thinking ever since learning how the injuries sustained by poultry workers are treated (and not treated) at the company nursing stations.
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