Higher Cancer Rates Seen Among Firefighters

November 26, 2013- Firefighters from three large cities had higher rates of cancer than the overall U.S. population, according to a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

 

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By Word Of Mouth, A Telltale Ethnicity

November 25, 2013- Each human mouth is unique; each of us has a diverse microbial environment in our spit, plaque and under the gums. However, news that genetics plays a large role in determining which type of germs we're carrying was not anticipated.

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Study Shows It’s Hard to Catch up on Lost Sleep

November 22, 2013 It’s no surprise that sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on an employee’s ability to work safely. But can workers catch up on lost sleep over the weekend to stay alert?

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Companies That Care About Workers’ Health Boost Their Bottom Line

November 21, 2013- If a company has a good safety record, they’re likely to have good financial performance, too, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Climate Change Will Intensify Wildfires, Making Smoke a Serious Health Hazard

November 18, 2013-USA Today is reporting on an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental action group based in Chicago, showing that in 2011, 212 million Americans (two-in-three of us) lived in areas affected by wildfire smoke.

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How to Decide Which Engineering Path Is Right For You

November 15, 2013- When a student or young professional is trying to decide on a career path, the answer is not always clear. Often, one is expected to make this decision with relatively little life experience – or while still in school.

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IARC Officially Classifies Outdoor Air Pollution as a Carcinogen

November 14, 2013- The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.

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Make Your Way to the ACA

November 11, 2013- On January 1, 2014, many of the employer obligations in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin to take effect.

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OSHA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Silica Rule

November 8, 2013- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Oct. 25 that it is extending the public comment period for another 47 days on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica.

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If You Want LEED Certification in 2013, Note These Deadlines!

November 6, 2013- If you are looking for LEED certification to be awarded this year, you’ll need to pay close attention to the upcoming deadlines.

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Study Shows Arctic Temperatures Reach Highest Levels in 44,000 Years

November 4, 2013- The Huffington Post reports that new research shows the average summer temperatures in the Canadian Arctic over the past century are the highest they’ve been in 44,000 years – and maybe the highest in 120,000 years.

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CDC Addresses Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

November 1, 2013- The Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling for a multi-prong response in the nation's fight against antibiotic resistance.

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