Silver Spring, MD – Nurses and their employers need “a stronger collaboration” to help diminish the risks of fatigue related to shift work and long hours, the American Nurses Association recently announced in a revised position statement.
Boston – Chasing and restraining suspects, in addition to other chaotic encounters, puts police officers at an approximately 30 percent to 70 percent higher risk of sudden cardiac death, suggests a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health and Cambridge Health Alliance.
Washington – The House Republican Steering Committee on Nov. 18 recommended that Rep. John Kline (R-MN) continue in his post as chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee during the next congressional term.
Washington – The Department of Transportation has highlighted its contributions to safety in response to an annual report from the Office of Inspector General that outlined key DOT management challenges for fiscal year 2015.
Sacramento, CA – National Nurses United is urging OSHA and state governments to help protect nurses and other health care workers from Ebola by adopting safety standards issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Missoula, MT – Salon workers are frequently exposed to products that contain harmful chemicals linked to conditions such as cancer, reproductive issues and asthma, concludes a new report from environmental health advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth.