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One-Third of Fukushima Emergency Workers May Have Increased Cancer Risk

The tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 incapacitated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, led to releases of radioactive material and left the nation reeling. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports an increased estimated risk for some cancers for those located in the most contaminated parts of the Fukushima Prefecture and for about one-third of the emergency workers who responded to the disaster. For the general population both inside and outside of Japan, however, WHO reported no observable or anticipated increase in cancer risk. “The primary concern identified in this report is related to specific cancer risks linked to particular locations and demographic factors,” says Dr. Maria Neira, WHO […]

NSC Pushes for Adequate NIOSH Funding

A new policy position from the National Safety Council (NSC) stresses the importance of providing NIOSH, the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for work-related illness and injury prevention, with adequate, stable funding. NIOSH information and research generate products and services designed to help avert workplace illness, injury, disability and death. Over the last several years, NIOSH has received cuts to its funding and several specific NIOSH programs have been targeted for elimination. NSC especially is concerned about the proposed elimination of NIOSH’s Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (AgFF) Program. The government currently is operating under a continuing resolution which funds […]

Worker Electrocution Sparks OSHA Violations for Highway Technologies Inc.

On Sept. 17, 2012, a worker employed by Highway Technologies Inc. was fatally injured while working with equipment that came into contact with overhead power lines during highway work in western Wisconsin. OSHA issued 10 safety violations with proposed penalties totaling $448,000 and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Highway Technologies Inc. was performing guardrail and sign installation for a 13-mile stretch of I-94 near Menomonie, Wis., under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation when the incident occurred. “Highway Technologies failed to protect its workers from serious electrocution hazards,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “Multiple instances of the […]