Washington – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and five other members of the House have sent a letter to the White House calling for Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to be replaced.
Washington – New legislation that would eliminate the use of food and beverage containers made with bisphenol A (commonly known as BPA) received praise from labor groups, who claim the chemical is hazardous to workers.
Washington – A national strategy implemented in 2011 to provide guidance to federal agencies on nanotechnology and occupational safety has led to the collection of workplace exposure assessment data and exposure control strategy resources, according to a report released June 25.
Washington – Implementation of the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative in 1996 has helped reduce the number of agricultural injuries suffered by children, according to a recent report from NIOSH.
Arlington, VA – Long-haul trucking that crosses the United States-Mexico border will be the subject of an upcoming meeting at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Training Center.
Washington – A new manual from the Center for Progressive Reform claims current occupational health and safety laws and policies need reform and predicts that progress on worker safety issues will likely occur at the state and local levels rather than at the national level.