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U.S. Flu Activity Report - Week Ending November 15, 2008 (Week 46)

Centers for Disease Control: Flu - Fri, 11/21/2008 - 23:30
Latest information on influenza activity in the United States.
Categories: CDC News

ClickSafety Launches OSHA 10-Hour Road Construction Online Safety Course

OSHA (www.osha.gov) - Wed, 11/19/2008 - 06:00
ClickSafety has developed a new online safety program for its training portfolio - the OSHA 10-Hour Road Construction Safety course. The course is available at ClickSafety portal www.OSHA10.com. By improving the efficiency and lowering the cost of safety training, online coursework makes it easier for construction business owners to lower the risk of injury and death on their job sites. This is particularly important among road construction contractors, as more than 630 fatalities occurred on road construction sites from 2003 to 2007.
Categories: OSHA Updates

U.S. Flu Activity Report - Week Ending November 8, 2008 (Week 45)

Centers for Disease Control: Flu - Fri, 11/14/2008 - 20:30
Latest information on influenza activity in the United States.
Categories: CDC News

Scientist Warns Industry Not to Ignore Potential Health Threat to Pharmacy Workers

OSHA (www.osha.gov) - Mon, 11/10/2008 - 06:00
AlburtyLab's President, David Alburty issued a statement today regarding serious concerns about efforts by McKesson/Parata to misrepresent and diminish the potential health threats that pharmacy workers face when they work in pharmacies using air pressure driven dispensing machines.
Categories: OSHA Updates

Shermco Industries Accepted for OSHAs VPP Challenge Pilot Program

OSHA (www.osha.gov) - Sun, 11/09/2008 - 06:00
Shermco Industries, provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, has been accepted into the Challenge Pilot Program, a part of OSHAs Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). OSHAs VPP encourages and assists employers in their efforts to protect their employees' safety and health. The Challenge Pilot Program gives recognition to exemplary employers in the process of working towards implementing a successful safety and health management system. Dedicated to the highest safety standards for its workers, Shermco has entered stage one of the program.
Categories: OSHA Updates

U.S. Flu Activity Report - Week Ending November 1, 2008 (Week 44)

Centers for Disease Control: Flu - Fri, 11/07/2008 - 21:00
Latest information on influenza activity in the United States.
Categories: CDC News

FPL Energy's Gray County Wind Facility Earns OSHA VPP Star Status

OSHA (www.osha.gov) - Thu, 11/06/2008 - 06:00
FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group and the largest wind and solar energy producer in North America, today announced that its 112-megawatt Gray County Wind Energy Center has earned the highest recognition for workplace safety and health from the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star. The Gray County Wind Energy Center is FPL Energys first plant to achieve the prestigious Star status and the only wind farm in the U.S. thus far to earn the designation. At FPL Energy, nothing is more important than the safety and health of our employees, said Manny Sanchez, vice president, Wind Operations. This is a major accomplishment for our company and reflects the commitment of our employees to an injury-free workplace. We are pleased that OSHA has recognized the hard work we have done to achieve this important designation.
Categories: OSHA Updates

Shermco Industries Accepted for OSHA's VPP Challenge Pilot Program

OSHA (www.osha.gov) - Thu, 11/06/2008 - 06:00
Shermco Industries, provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, has been accepted into the Challenge Pilot Program, a part of OSHAs Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). OSHAs VPP encourages and assists employers in their efforts to protect their employees' safety and health. The Challenge Pilot Program gives recognition to exemplary employers in the process of working towards implementing a successful safety and health management system. Dedicated to the highest safety standards for its workers, Shermco has entered stage one of the program.
Categories: OSHA Updates

U.S. Flu Activity Report - Week Ending October 25, 2008 (Week 43)

Centers for Disease Control: Flu - Fri, 10/31/2008 - 18:00
Latest information on influenza activity in the United States.
Categories: CDC News

More U.S. Households Adopting Smoke-free Home Rules World No Tobacco Day is May 31

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
Nearly three out of four U.S. households do not allow smoking anywhere and any time in the home, according to a study in this week’s issue of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). This study, which uses data from...
Categories: CDC News

CDC Report Finds Significant Differences in Stroke Prevalence Among U.S. States and Territories

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
Stroke prevalence varies widely from state to state, with some states and U.S. territories having more than double the stroke prevalence of others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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CDC Launches New Home Page and other Web Site Improvements

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
Usable Layout, New Search Engine and New Features Help People More Easily Find Information and Resources ...
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CDC Media Briefing Preliminary FoodNet Data

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
Release of "Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food 10 States, United States, 2006" being published in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
Categories: CDC News

CDC Changes Recommendations for Gonorrhea Treatment Due to Drug Resistance

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
Few Treatment Options Remain for One of Nation’s Most Common STDs...
Categories: CDC News

New Report Highlights Growing Foodborne Illness Challenges E. coli

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a leveling of cases for some foodborne infections after a period of decline. For others, incidences of infection which had declined appear to be returning to earlier levels...
Categories: CDC News

U.S. Tuberculosis Cases at All-Time Low; Drug Resistance Remains a Threat

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
Tuberculosis rates in the United States reached an all-time low in 2006, though progress to eliminate TB continued to slow. Drug-resistant TB, including extensively drug-resistant TB, presents significant challenges to treatment...
Categories: CDC News

CDC Releases Safety Data on Rotavirus Vaccine Reported Intussusception Cases Fall Within Expected Range

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today new safety data on a recently licensed rotavirus vaccine given to infants that indicate the vaccine does not pose an elevated risk for intussusception...
Categories: CDC News

Acute Viral Hepatitis Cases Down

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
The three most common forms of acute viral hepatitis in the United States – hepatitis A, B and C – declined dramatically between 1995 and 2005, with hepatitis A and B at the lowest levels...
Categories: CDC News

CDC Report Provides First State-Specific Data on Persons Living with Heart Disease

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a report that finds a wide range of variation in the prevalence of coronary heart disease (a narrowing of the arteries that feed the heart), heart attack and angina (chest pain that occurs when the heart does not get enough blood). The report provides the first ever information on the percentage of people living with heart disease...
Categories: CDC News

CDC Releases New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Multiple Communities in the United States

Centers for Disease Control: Media - Thu, 07/31/2008 - 15:28
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported findings today from the first and largest summary of prevalence data from multiple U.S. communities participating in an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) surveillance project...
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