Monthly Archives: October 2017

Safety, Health Groups React to Opioid Crisis Declaration

While commending President Trump for identifying the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency last week, national health and safety organizations issued statements saying the declaration lacks teeth. The administration said more rules and actions will follow. In a statement, the National Safety Council (NSC) called the “strategy vague at a time when a clear […]

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Nut Allergy Linked to Exposure Fatality

Justin Matthews, a 33-year-old indoor air quality inspector with a severe nut allergy, died after visiting a worksite where abrasive materials containing ground walnut shells had been used to blast paint off the walls, according to CBC News, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Alberta occupational health and safety officials are conducting an investigation into the cause of […]

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