Long Island business owners’ wish list for Trump: Repeal regulations

Many small business owners on Long Island say they are overtaxed and overregulated, and are hopeful President Donald Trump will deliver on his plans to cut taxes and reduce federal regulations, which they cite as major challenges. No. 1 on their wish list to change is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare, which […]

Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment

Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating environmental damage and a threat to public health? In an opinion piece published by the journal Environmental Science and Technology, researchers from the […]

Wyoming mountain guide death leads to fine

A Jackson Hole, Wyoming climbing guide service paid a $7,350 fine for safety violations after state officials investigated the 2016 death of a guide who fell from the Grand Teton. The 42-year-old died in a fall on July 23, when he was descending the peak with young clients. The Wyoming OSHA The investigation underscores an […]

Pensacola man helps Department of Labor with transition

After spending time in Washington helping the Labor Department with its transition from the Obama to the Trump administration, a Pensacola man says he is confident the nation’s massive bureaucracy will continue to do its job regardless of who is charge. Alan McMillan likened the many thousands of federal workers to a slow-moving iceberg. Pensacola […]

Journal of Safety Research issues special edition on NIOSH symposium

A special issue of the Journal of Safety Research – available online for free through July – features projects from the 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium. The issue includes research on the topics of police officer fatigue, all-terrain vehicle safety, fisherman deck hazards and evaluations of injury prevention programs, among others.Safety+Health