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Solvents can affect your memory

Workers exposed to solvents may experience memory and thinking problems decades later, according to new research.

Author Erika L. Sabbath said the findings were significant as workplace exposure to solvents was extremely common and posed a real risk both in the present and the future. 171 more words

Workplace Safety

GOP Senate About to Allow Bad Employers to Avoid Reporting Workplace Injuries

s Republicans accelerate their deregulatory crusade in Congress, they are putting workplace safety standards squarely in their crosshairs. At the top of the list, the GOP wants to do away with an Obama administration regulation that maintained the power of an OSHA workplace injury recordkeeping rule. 181 more words

Commentary

'We have a lot of decisions to make': Workplace safety advocate urges caution over legal pot

Ed Secondiak, who spent more than two decades with the RCMP before founding the drug and alcohol testing company ECS Safety Ltd., worries the federal government’s push to legalize marijuana could create problems for workers and employers. 478 more words

Local News

Now Available: Online Database of Hazardous Chemical Reactions

A new database provides information on chemical reactions and invites users to submit information as well. “A collaborative and publicly available database of previously inaccessible hazardous chemical reactions has been launched by the Pistoia Alliance, a not for profit group based in Boston, US. 29 more words

New Resources

New York City Mourns Slain EMS Worker

By ALFREDO ALVARADO

New Yorkers from all over the city are not only expressing their condolences to the family of Emergency Medical Technician Yadira Arroyo–who was tragically killed on a Bronx street when a man hijacked her ambulance–but they are also helping the five children the Local 2507 member left behind. 285 more words

Unions

Bureaucrat's hazardous materials system made Canadian workplaces safer

A Bronx-raised, Cornell-educated, former window washer isn’t among the first people one might expect to be among Saskatchewan residents who helped shape Canada, but Bob Sass helped inform workers across the country in ways they may not know. 304 more words

Saskatchewan

Companies Behaving Badly-Leadership Lost

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“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” —Arnold Glasow

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu… 1,395 more words

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