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Report: Construction Leads US in Suicide Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recently released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which included statistics from the 2012 and 2015 National Violent Death Reporting Sys...


Study: Construction Leads US in Suicide Rates

Late last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which included statistics from the 2012 and 2015 National violent Death Repo...


Industry Voices: Oil and Gas Growing Safer

As Americans head to the theater to see a new film about one of the biggest energy-extraction disasters in recent history, voices from the industry are pointing out that safety is on the ris...


NIOSH App Supplies Chemical Safety Info

Workplace chemical safety can be in the pockets of workers and supervisors anytime with the release of a new mobile application from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health...


App Puts Chemical Info in Hand

In an effort to educate workers, employers and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has ...


Ban on Antimicrobials Sparks ACA Response

American paint and coatings manufacturers are urging one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems to modify a ban on the use of antimicrobial products, including paints, in its facilities.


Worker Sues Shipyard for Lead Exposure

Alleging exposure to toxic levels of lead while refurbishing a freighter, a shipyard worker has filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin facility where work was performed earlier this year.


Lead Paint Complaint Halts Shipyard Job

The confirmed presence of lead paint in a Wisconsin shipyard has halted all work on one vessel while removal of the source is underway.


CDC Estimates Cancer Risks in Flooring

Federal health regulators are estimating that excessive formaldehyde levels in select laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators could cause six to 30 cancer cases per 100,000 people.


Lead Awareness Week to Kick Off

Communities and organizations across the country plan to join the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...


NJ Lead Paint Bill Riles Retailers

Legislators in New Jersey are trying to make retailers more responsible about informing customers of the dangers of lead-based paint removal.


Construction Takes to Smokeless Tobacco

U.S. construction workers are lighting up less but dipping far more—a tobacco tradeoff that employers should try to snuff out, health officials are warning.


Construction Can’t Snuff Out Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco use remains a rampant and growing problem in the construction industry, even as cigarette smoking declines, new research shows.


WHO Pushes Global Ban on Lead Paint

The World Health Organization is calling on countries to step up national efforts to eliminate lead paint as part of the first International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, which o...


Lead Safety Campaigns Target Paint

The U.S.'s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, focusing on the hazards of lead paint, has hit the world stage.


 
 
   

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