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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.
Subscribe to Occupational Health Watch Newsletter to get the latest program updates, news, and worker health and safety data.
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.

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.


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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Occupational Health Watch Newsletter

Occupational Health Watch is a monthly newsletter from the Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program. The newsletter provides updates on occupational health  surveillance data, worker health news from around the state and the country, and Nebraska industry spotlights.

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eNews is the monthly newsletter of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

NIOSH Science Blog
A scientific look at workplace safety and health issues from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

OSHA Quicktakes
A twice monthly e-newsletter including OSHA news, hazard alerts, and other information about workplace safety and health.


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