Boston – Lower workplace lead exposure limits could potentially reap annual benefits of nearly $40,000 per “highly exposed” worker, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Washington – Thomas M. Galassi, director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, on May 11 sent a memorandum to regional administrators regarding the Process Safety Management Standard’s recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices requirements, also known as RAGAGEP.
Washington – A Government Accountability Office report on injuries and illnesses in the meat and poultry industry questions “whether the federal government is doing all it can to collect the data it needs to support worker protection and workplace safety.”
Washington – The Chemical Safety Board hinders transparency when it fails to post public meeting transcripts and does not place transcripts in easily accessible locations, according to an audit conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General.
Uppsala, Sweden – A study of current and former shift workers shows that shift work may contribute to cognitive difficulties that take years to recover from, according to researchers at Uppsala University and Malmö University.
Hartford, CT – Injuries related to material handling account for nearly one-third of total workers’ compensation claims, while strains and sprains are the most common type of work-related injury, according to a report from insurance provider Travelers Companies.