Montreal – More research is needed to understand the extent to which men and women respond differently to chemical exposures in the workplace, according to a study conducted by scientific research organization IRSST.
Torrance, CA – A series of process safety management deficiencies preceded an explosion that injured two workers at an ExxonMobil refinery in Southern California in February 2015, according to an investigation by the Chemical Safety Board.
Washington – The Senate on Dec. 17 passed legislation that would reform the nation’s chemical safety laws by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to make decisions based on how chemicals affect workers and other individuals.
Boston – A flavoring chemical linked to severe respiratory disease in food manufacturing workers has been found in some flavored electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, according to research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Washington – A majority of likely voters support potential Environmental Protection Agency policies that would require employers to use safer chemicals and processes, according to the results of a new survey.
Atlanta – Occupational illnesses are a “massive” problem in the United States – one that needs more attention, more data and stronger actions. That was the message from speakers Sept. 29 at the Occupational Keynote during the NSC Congress & Expo.