Fracking Sand may Pose Health Hazards

December 28, 2012 - The rapid expansion of natural-gas production has saved Americans billions of dollars in energy costs, but it’s also raised health concerns....

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Women in Auto Plastics Factories at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

December 26, 2012 - A new study appears to strengthen the link between breast cancer and exposure to toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

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Stricter Fall Safety Laws aim to Prevent Injuries

December 18, 2012 - As of Dec. 15, OSHA’s new fall protection regulations take effect for the US residential construction industry.

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A Balance of Work and Family Promotes Safety on the Job

December 17, 2012 - New research suggests that a healthy work-family balance results in fewer workplace injuries.

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Google Donates $3 million for Greener Buildings

December 13, 2012 - Google is giving $3 million to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), which supports the development of buildings with lower carbon footprints.

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Greenbuild Trade Show Offers a Window on Making Greener Buildings

December 12, 2012 - The US Green Building Council held its annual Greenbuild International Conference in San Francisco.

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OSHA Raises Awareness about Asbestos Threat in Hurricane Sandy Areas

December 10, 2012 - Amid cleanup efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, government agencies are taking the threat of asbestos exposure more seriously than they did immediately after 9/11.

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EPA and Mississippi Announce Clean Water Act

December 6, 2012 - The city of Jackson, Miss., has agreed to improve its sewer systems and waste management as part of a comprehensive Clean Water Act. 

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OSHA and EPA Urge Caution During Sandy Cleanup

December 4, 2012 - Both OSHA and the EPA are encouraging anyone engaged in flood cleanup from Hurricane Sandy to protect themselves.

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NIOSH Reports that Employee Health was Impacted by Chlorine Gas Release

December 3, 2012 - An investigation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that human error caused a recent chlorine-gas release at a poultry-processing plant in Arkansas

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