Threshold for Lead Poisoning Lowered By CDC

Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lowered the amount lead in the blood required to demonstrate lead poisoning. The amount was reduced to five micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood from the previous standard of 10 micrograms. This move by the CDC means that more children may be diagnosed […]

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OSHA Takes Almost Eight Years to Approve Workplace Safety Rules

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing just how long it takes for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt workplace safety rules. On average it takes the agency almost eight years to approve new safety rules, much longer than other government agencies. OSHA aims to assure safe working conditions […]

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Operation Hang Up Campaign Targets Distracted Drivers in New York

Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged the success of Operation Hang Up. During the first 12 hours of the campaign, over 150 tickets were issued to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices. The initiative began Monday, April 23 and will run through Sunday, April 29. The goal of the campaign is to […]

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Re-thinking Our Approach to Lead Exposure in Children

I. Measuring the Harm There is no safe level of lead exposure in children. According to a preliminary 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current standards for measuring blood lead level (BLL) in children are inaccurate and misleading. Furthermore, addressing the harm retroactively is not nearly as important as preventing it. […]

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If You are Injured on the Job

If you are accidentally injured at your place of work and in the course of your employment, Workers Compensation guarantees you medical care and cash benefits. These benefits are paid by your employer’s insurance carrier. Workers Compensation is considered the exclusive remedy for workplace injury and, in general, you cannot sue your employer or a […]

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