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- Occupational Health News Roundup April 27, 2016CDC investigates diacetyl exposure in coffee production facilities; Supreme Court rules in favor of workers' First Amendment rights; Latino workers still face the greatest fatality risks at work; and a job-seeking experiment finds women bear the brunt of age discrimination in the job market.
- 2016 Pulitzer Prizes Honor Watchdogs April 26, 2016Reading over the list of 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners makes clear just how essential journalism's watchdog role is to public health. In 2015, news organizations devoted considerable resources to researching, reporting, and commenting on slave labor in international seafood supply chains; funding cuts resulting in dangerous conditions in Florida mental ho […]
- Libby asbestos disaster far from over, millions have no clue of the danger April 26, 2016Reporter Andrew Schneider has written a sequel to his 2004 book "An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana Uncovered a National Scandal." The new book covers the unsuccessful criminal trial against W.R. Grace, and the legacy of a deadly form of asbestos from Libby that fills millions of attics across the U.S.
- Fatal work injury that killed Tim Cooper, 49, was preventable, OSHA cites Independence Tube April 23, 2016The fatal work-related injuries that killed Tim Cooper, 49, could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
- Study: After an initial drop, school revenues from healthier meals and snacks rebound April 22, 2016When President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, he also ushered in the first major nutrition changes in the school meal program in 15 years. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the changes received a good bit of pushback, with many arguing that healthier foods would mean fewer kids buying school lunches and big revenue losses for schools. But a […]
- Moans and groans about OSHA silica rule, but reality check by Democrats April 21, 2016“Bad math” and “slippery language” is how Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) characterized some of the testimony at this week’s congressional hearing on OSHA’s new silica regulation.
- Researchers find a $15 minimum wage could prevent thousands of premature deaths April 20, 2016Just a few weeks ago, legislators in New York reached a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15. And while that’s certainly a big boost for incomes, it could also turn out to be a literal lifesaver.
- Worth reading: Reckless executives, avian flu, and the relationship between money and life expectancy April 18, 2016Recent pieces address a reckless executive finally going to jail, the complex relationship between money and life expectancy, the looming threat of avian flu, and more.
- Study: High levels of endocrine-disrupting activity found downstream from fracking disposal site April 15, 2016Lead isn’t the only toxin threatening the safety of community drinking water. A recent study on water located downstream from a West Virginia fracking disposal site uncovered levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals high enough to adversely impact the aquatic animals living there. And that means human health could be at risk too.
- Vicious attacks: 80,000 US healthcare workers assaulted in a year April 15, 2016Healthcare workers are the most assaulted workers in the US. A report from the Government Accountability Office provides the numbers, notes which states have laws on the books to address the problem, and highlights the modest actions taken to-date by federal OSHA.
- BBC News - The mothers who set up a radiation lab bbc.com/news/magazine-… 1 month ago
- Fungal toxins are poisoning Africa’s children, says new report sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/f… 2 months ago
- Better water management could halve the global food gap sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/… 2 months ago
- #Biocontrol of infamous #rangeland #weeds with native #soil #bacteria at ucanr.edu/b/~9A5 via @RestoreCAL 3 months ago
- Via @NPR: How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive Citrus Greening Disease? Lessons for California? n.pr/1T55cwj 5 months ago