Manufacturing

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Working with nanotechnology

Data on health effects is limited
The use of nanomaterials in manufacturing has exploded in this century. As research into safe exposure limits continues, how are employers handling their responsibility to protect employees who work with these valuable but potentially hazardous materials?
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Exposure to certain chemicals may cause hearing loss, OSHA warns

Washington — Ototoxicants – chemicals that can cause hearing loss and balance issues when inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin – are found in certain pesticides, solvents and medications, and the risk of their adverse effects increases when workers are exposed to elevated noise levels, OSHA cautions in a Safety and Health Information Bulletin published March 8.
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Robots in the workplace

As new technologies bring robots side by side with human workers, what are the safety implications?
As new technologies bring robots side by side with human workers, what are the implications for occupational safety?
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