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Oregon OSHA

Oregon OSHA offers landscaping safety tips, best practices

The landscaping industry has a new resource to help workers stay safe on the job. A 28-page publication from Oregon OSHA covers best practices regarding lawn care equipment, ladders, noise exposure, pesticides, personal protective equipment, trenching and more.
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cockpit

Pilots face UV exposure similar to tanning beds: study

San Francisco – Airline pilots are exposed to the same amount of ultraviolet rays during a one-hour flight that they would be during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to a study from the University of California, San Francisco.
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biohazard

Report highlights gaps in U.S. infection control

Washington – The Ebola outbreak is a “major wake-up call” that highlights gaps in the United States’ management and containment of severe diseases, concludes a new report from the nonprofits Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Study notes deficiencies in respirator use among health care workers

Minneapolis – Although most health care workers take measures to guard against aerosol-transmissible diseases, deficiencies in respirator use and other areas may be putting some workers at risk, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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