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NACOSH to meet in February

Washington – The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health is scheduled to meet Feb. 11-12 in Washington.
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Corpses put mortuary workers at risk for TB: study

Bloemfontein, South Africa – Anatomy and mortuary workers may be in danger of contracting tuberculosis because a certain type of bacteria can remain in dead bodies for up to 36 days, according to a new study from the University of the Free State.
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OSHA uses webchat to outline proposed silica rule requirements

Washington – OSHA’s current rule on silica is based on obsolete analytical data, and exposure at the current permissible exposure limit results in “significant risks of death” from cancer and other diseases, the agency said during a Jan. 14 webchat that discussed proposed updates to the rule.
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