Chicago – Motor vehicle incidents are the leading cause of worker fatalities, and NIOSH Director John Howard said it is time to “unravel” the excuses and contributing factors that allow the trend to continue.
Washington – Cutting the budgets of government safety agencies could lead to more unsafe workplaces, more injuries and higher costs for businesses, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.
Sydney – Professional French horn players are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, yet often do not use hearing protection, concludes a new study from the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.
Portland, OR – A total of 59 workers died on the job in Oregon in 2011, an increase of more than 15 percent from 2010, according to a new report from the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program.
New York – New legislation aimed at protecting pregnant women from certain job hazards and discrimination was passed by the New York City Council in a unanimous vote on Sept. 24 and now goes to Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his signature.