Monthly Archives: May 2017


Protecting Worker Respiratory Health

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Respiratory Disease (ALFORD) within the U.S. Public Health Service, to prevent work-related respiratory disease and improve workers’ respiratory health.ALFORD subsequently joined NIOSH in 1971, changed into the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies (DRDS) in 1977, and Read the full article…

Image courtesy of the Mine Safety and Health Administration

Children Hospitalized in Science Experiment Explosion

Houston, TX – 6 children were hospitalized, and a further half-dozen were injured after suffering burns from a science experiment outside their Memorial Villages-area day school. According to the Yellow School officials, the young children were outside working on the experiment when it exploded. According to Fire Department Chief David Foster, Read the full article…

Photo: Houston Chronicle via AP

New Regulation to Strengthen Workplace Safety and Health at Oil Refineries

Oakland—The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has approved a landmark regulation to strengthen workplace safety and health at oil refineries across the state. The new regulation provides a framework for anticipating, preventing and responding to hazards at refineries. The approved regulation introduces a new Read the full article…