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November 1, 2013

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When I’m not interviewing a researcher or working on an article for Safety+Health, I love seeing what other writers are exploring in the area of workplace safety and health. Here are a few articles that have caught my eye recently:

Are burn pits the next Agent Orange? The Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY) examines claims that exposure to the open-air ditches where the military burns its waste may cause respiratory problems, cancer and ALS.

After nearly dying from severe burn injuries, two volunteer firefighters recount their long healing process in The Washington Post.

Also in The Washington Post, blogger Peter Galuszka suggests people have become too casual about mining deaths.

Should the right to carry a gun extend to workplace parking lots? Employers talk to The Wall Street Journal about potential conflict between state “bring your gun to work laws” and corporate policies.

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