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Safer work zones

Education and innovation may help move the needle
Despite state-level efforts to reduce injuries in roadway work zones, the United States hasn’t experienced a sustained reduction in fatalities. Innovation and education may help move the needle.
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Researchers offer strategies for improving shift worker health

Vallejo, CA — Citing multiple studies that suggest shift workers are at increased risk of developing sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome – raising their chances for heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes – a recent analysis led by a researcher from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine concludes with actions both employers and workers can take to help improve shift worker health.
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OSHA revises and renews NEP on silica

Washington — Effective Feb. 4, OSHA has revived its National Emphasis Program on respirable crystalline silica for general industry, maritime and construction to “identify and reduce or eliminate” silica-related hazards.
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