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VIAW Newswire 01.10.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Lab Safety Practices Fall Short of Perceived Safety, Finds International Survey

An international survey of more than 2, 360 scientists and researchers found that although they respect and understand the need for lab safety measures, in many cases their own lab practices often fall short.

http://tinyurl.com/bengsbc

 

California Employers Must Comply With Amended Disability Regulations

Effective December 30, 2012, California employers will need to comply with the amended disability discrimination and accommodation regulations, which will change how California employers handle disabilities in the workplace. Employers will also need to take a look at their policies, handbooks and practices to ensure their compliance with the changes.

http://tinyurl.com/a3jp6z2

 

Oil Sands Industry in Canada Tied to Higher Carcinogen Levels

The development of Alberta’s oil sands has increased levels of cancer-causing compounds in surrounding lakes well beyond natural levels, Canadian researchers reported in a study released on Monday.

http://tinyurl.com/a4os764

 

Foes of Kaiser (And SEIU) Unite in California

Two of the biggest U.S. strikes in the last 16 months were conducted by members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

http://tinyurl.com/belwndy

 

California, Law School Test Council Spar Over Accommodations for Disabled

The Law School Admission Council has sued the state of California over a new law that bars the organization from alerting law schools when applicants get extra time to complete the Law School Admission Test.

http://tinyurl.com/9wsdfc6

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