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9/22/2014
  
Sept 21-27 is National Farm Safety & Health Week
Sept 21-27, 2014 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s theme is Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters. For more information on the week's events, visit the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. For information about Nebraska's agricultural workers, visit the Agricultural Safety page.
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7/17/2014
  
Sign-up to receive the Occupational Health Watch Newsletter to get the latest program updates and data
Subscribe to Occupational Health Watch Newsletter to get the latest program updates, news, and worker health and safety data.
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4/28/2014
  
April 28th is Workers' Memorial Day
April 28th is Workers' Memorial Day.
Workers' Memorial Day recognizes workers who died or suffered from exposures to hazards at work. Each year, the most recent annual statistics are published in CDC's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR). Visit the NIOSH Science Blog to learn about key findings from this year's Workers' Memorial Day issue of MMWR.
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4/7/2014
  
April 7-11 is National Work Zone Awareness Week

2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11. Work zones are hazardous both for motorists and for workers who build, repair, and maintain streets, bridges, and highways. For more information, visit Highway Work Zone Safety on the CDC's website.

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2/21/2014
  
EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure

EPA proposes new safety measures to protect farm workers from pesticide exposure
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure. Read the press release.

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1/22/2014
  
Fatal work-related injuries increased in 2012

Fatal work-related injuries increased in 2012
Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 48 fatal work-related injuries occurred in 2012 in Nebraska, which was an increase from 39 fatalities in 2011.

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1/6/2014
  
It's cold outside! Learn about working safely in the extremes of cold temperature

Winter is here!
Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who work in an area that is poorly insulated or without heat. View more information about cold stress CDC's Cold Stress Page

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12/19/2013
  
Two new lead brochures now available

Two new lead brochures now available
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program recently developed and published two new brochures on lead poisoning prevention. The brochures, Preventing Lead Poisoning in Adults and Lead Dust Clean-Up and Control, describe risk factors and health information and provide recommendations for reducing lead exposures. View the brochures here.

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12/2/2013
  
CDC developed a new training course: Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses

CDC developed a new training course: Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses
CDC has developed a training course "Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses" to help healthcare workers better understand violence in the workplace. The training course can be found on the CDC's Occupational Violence page.

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11/15/2013
  
The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers announces new YouTube Channel

The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers announces new YouTube Channel
The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers YouTube Channel is a joint effort of all 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Ag Centers have created over 50 videos pertaining to working safely in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. The channel launched on November 1 with around a dozen videos and we will be releasing the rest of the videos over the next several months. View the Youtube Channel.

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12/27/2013 3:37 PM
10/8/2013
  
Campaign to prevent falls in construction re-launched

Campaign to prevent falls in construction re-launched
National Effort Underway to Prevent Construction Falls: NIOSH, OSHA, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) have re-launched the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. Visit http://stopconstructionfalls.com/ to learn more.

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12/20/2013 3:50 PM
8/14/2013
  
Alert: OSHA and NIOSH release new Hazard Alert on 1-Bromopropane.

Hazard Alert: 1-Bromopropane. NIOSH and OSHA jointly released a health hazard alert on 1-Bromopropane, a solvent used in degreasing, dry cleaning, spray adhesives, and aerosol solvents. View the Health Hazard Alert.

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12/20/2013 3:41 PM
7/15/2013
  
New page on pesticide poisoning now posted.

New Page on Pesticide Poisoning
Visit the new Pesticide Poisoning page to learn more about pesticide poisoning and prevention.

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12/20/2013 3:42 PM
2/25/2013
  
Hazard Alert: Methylene Chloride Hazards for Bathtub Refinishers

Hazard Alert: Methylene Chloride Hazards for Bathtub RefinishersOSHA/NIOSH issued this new joint alert in February after several cases of fatalities from methylene chloride exposures have been identified. More information is posted on the CDC's website.

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12/20/2013 3:52 PM
11/28/2012
  
Health Advisory: Misuse of Pesticides for Bedbug Control

​Nebraska Health Advisory: Misuse of Pesticides for Bedbug Control. Read the Health Advisory Here.

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12/27/2013 3:40 PM
10/18/2012
  
Grain Dust Warning for Agricultural Workers

Grain Dust Warning for Agricultural Workers​
The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health recently issued a warning to Ag workers on protecting against the harmful effects of aflatoxin and endotoxin.

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4/28/2014 11:30 AM
9/15/2012
  
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12/23/2013 10:27 AM