Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ilo World Day Emphasizes Culture Of Occupational Health and Safety

In recognition of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) today called for action to build a culture of prevention in workplaces around the globe. “It is time to consolidate occupational safety and health achievements in prevention. Good practices should be shared, promoted and emulated where possible and partnerships […]

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Say What? Preventable Occupational Hearing Loss Remains a Risk

Compared to other occupations, workers in mining, construction, health care and social assistance have greater risk for hearing loss, but there is no industry in which the workforce is considered risk free. Occupational hearing loss is still one of the most common – and preventable – work-related illnesses. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed […]

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Fmcsa Seeks Comments on Cardiovasular Exemption Requests from 15 Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting comments on requests from 15  drivers seeking exemptions from a physical qualification standard [49 CFR 391.41(b)(4)] that disqualifies them from driving commercial motor vehicles. Each driver has a cardiac condition being treated with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. If granted, an exemption would allow them to operate CMVs for up to two years in interstate commerce. To […]

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Fmcsa Accepts Comments on Commercial Driver Narcolepsy Exemption Requests

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting comments through May 18 on applications from three drivers who are seeking an exemption from regulations that prohibit people with narcolepsy from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The requests apply to a clinical diagnosis of a condition that is likely to cause a […]

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