Irvine, CA — Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond in the future could encounter radiation that disrupts brain function, results of a recent study out of the University of California, Irvine suggest.
Sacramento, CA — More than a million workers in California who are classified as independent contractors will have their employment status restored under legislation signed into law Sept. 18 by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).
Washington — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a public meeting on a Request for Information on ways to monitor and regulate miner exposure to quartz – the most common form of respirable crystalline silica.
Tumwater, WA — A new webpage from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is intended to help employers protect workers – both indoors and out – from the adverse effects of wildfire smoke.
London — Use of wheeled waste collection bins – instead of bags, boxes or baskets – may reduce musculoskeletal injuries and lost worktime among sanitation workers, according to a recent study out of the United Kingdom.
Aurora, CO — Small employers, particularly those with 10 or fewer employees, have less success implementing Total Worker Health initiatives than larger organizations, according to a recent study from the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Washington — OSHA will not eliminate all the ancillary provisions in its beryllium standards for shipyards and construction, but will propose other changes in the future, according to a final rule published in the Sept. 30 Federal Register.