Republicans push new round of reg reform bills

Republicans are ready to resume their attack on Obama-era regulations as Congress returns Monday after a week-long break. Next up on their list is a rule from Fed-OSHA intended to ensure employers keep more accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Under the rule, employers must record workplace injuries and illnesses within seven days and […]

Are ‘all natural’ fragrance products hazardous to your health?

9 Investigates found people might be reacting to chemicals in an air freshener or fragrance products that surround us every day. Channel 9’s Angela Jacobs spoke to a woman who wants people to know just how harmful air fresheners and fragrances can be to your health, and there’s no regulation to help. WFTV (Orlando) [with […]

Unions ask to defend Fed-OSHA rule in case Trump DOL won’t

The AFL-CIO and the United Steelworkers asked a Texas federal judge Monday to allow them to defend an anti-retaliation provision in Fed-OSHA’s injury and reporting rule from a challenge by business groups, saying they need to intervene in case the Trump administration abandons its defense of the rule. Law360

Mystery odor causes evacuation of 400 from Pennsylvania business park; 31 sent to hospitals

Complaints of a strong odor Monday inside a business park north of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania caused 400 people to be evacuated and sent several dozen to area hospitals with complaints of nausea and vomiting. The building sits on 7.4 acres in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and as crews searched inside the building, evacuees outside complained of […]

Hearing loss can be found among teens, young adults

Attending loud concerts, being a musician and listening to music at loud levels are all possible sources of noise-induced hearing loss, according to the Healthy Hearing website at healthy hearing.com. In a study by the Australian government, 20 percent of participants listened to portable music devices at potentially damaging levels. A study from the Netherlands […]

NIOSH publishes draft chapter on analysis of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers on filters by transmission electron microscopy

On February 27, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of a draft chapter to be published in the NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods entitled “Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers on Mixed Cellulose Ester Filters by Transmission Electron Microscopy” for public comment. The draft chapter provides standardized approaches […]