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Consumer Group Questions EPA, Monsanto Collusion on Roundup Health Risks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000

Previously-sealed documents call into question the health risks associated with glyphosate use and whether a high-ranking EPA official colluded with Monsanto to allow sales of Roundup.

Consumer groups and law firms are raising awareness for farm worker and consumer health after internal emails leaked this week show Monsanto’s leading pesticide Roundup could cause cancer, and previous research showing no health risks was completed by company employees.

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Will Congress Turn Its Back on the Safety of America’s Workers?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:08:00 +0000

Let’s say someone you care about – mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend and neighbor – works in a facility that’s had a history of serious injuries or illnesses. You know, like burns, amputations and broken bones that happen at work. Or head, eye or back injuries.

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The Real Reasons Americans Are Unhappy at Work

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000

Nearly half of us want to quit our jobs by the end of the year. Workplace expert Rex Conner explains why in this exclusive Q&A.

When it comes to work, Americans aren’t happy.

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OSHA Launches Campaign to Address Fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000

The agency’s Safe and Sound Campaign encourages employers to review their safety and health programs for compliance and effectiveness.

A rise in fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has OSHA calling on employers to rethink their approaches to worker safety.

The agency recently launched its Safe and Sound Campaign to make companies more aware of the services it offers as well as address some common hazards in the region that have led to fatalities including confined space and struck by incidents.

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Ladder Safety e-Book Available for Download

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000

If you missed the March issue of EHS Today, here’s your opportunity to download the special focus on Ladder Safety.

More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number.

The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month.

This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders in general industry and construction.

Download it here.

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