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- Florida reports first locally transmitted Zika cases; advocates push Congress to act on funding July 29, 2016This morning, the Florida Department of Health reported a “high likelihood” of the first localized transmission of Zika virus from mosquito to person in the United States.
- Fatal work injury that killed Kevin Purpura, 39, was preventable, OSHA cites Woda Construction and Sandow Development July 27, 2016The fatal work-related injuries that killed Kevin Purpura, 39, could have been prevented had Woda Construction Inc. and Sandow Development followed worker safety regulations.
- New survey finds many Americans are open to discussing gun safety with their doctors July 26, 2016Every year in the U.S., more than 32,000 people die due to gun-related violence, suicide and accidents. That number includes the deaths of seven children and teens every day. So it’s not surprising that health care providers — those who witness the tragic results of gun violence — are often vocal proponents of gun safety reform. But when it comes to the inti […]
- Worth reading: Racism, fighting epidemics, and environmental justice in Cleveland July 25, 2016Recent pieces address racism, stress, and mortality; an interview with CDC Director Tom Frieden on Zika; why mocking environmental justice in Cleveland is especially inappropriate; and more.
- Not an “accident”: Timothy Dubberly, 58, suffers fatal work-related injury in Fernandina Beach, FL July 22, 2016This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Friday, July 16, in Fernandina Beach, FL.
- Convenience store operators snub crime-prevention ordinances July 21, 2016Dallas and Houston have city ordinances in place to reduce the risk of violence perpetrated against convenience store clerks. NIOSH researchers found that few establishments comply with the law.
- Occupational Health News Roundup July 19, 2016An in-depth look at the troubling experiences of women in the trucking industry; a group of Teamsters are stopped by police for leafleting in Georgia; new National Labor Relations Board ruling a win for temp workers; and researchers reveal a big gender wage gap among physicians in academic medicine.
- President Obama on the ACA: Many achievements, much left to do July 18, 2016In a Special Communication published in JAMA, President Obama assesses the Affordable Care Act's progress and recommends additional steps for elected officials to take to improve US healthcare.
- Worker survey finds chemicals, poor air quality among top health concerns on the job July 15, 2016In a new national survey, about one in every four U.S. workers rates their workplace as just “fair” or “poor” in providing a healthy working environment. And employees in low-paying jobs typically report worse working conditions than those in higher-paying jobs — in fact, nearly half of workers in low-paying jobs say they face “potentially dangerous” conditi […]
- Is OSHA expecting too little from violators? July 15, 2016One year an amputated foot. Another year two amputated legs. Could OSHA's deal after the first incident done more to prevent the second one?
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