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VIAW Newswire 01.24.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

OSHA Updates Guidance on Hazardous Chemical Exposure in Labs

OSHA is issuing a technical amendment to the non-mandatory appendix in its standard on occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories, 1910.1450, which is known as the OSHA Laboratory Standard. Published Jan. 22 in the Federal Register, the amendment takes effect upon publication.


Health Concerns About the Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control

Hotel workers, as well as consumes are being cautioned about exposure to bed bugs. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alerting the public to an emerging national concern regarding misuse of pesticides to treat infestations of bed bugs and other insects indoors.


California Unions Gain Membership, Bucking National Trend

Bucking a national trend of declining labor union membership, California’s unions saw a tiny uptick in 2012, according to a new report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The MSP Does Not Create Coverage Where None Exists

You know I always like to share when I’m amused by stupid legal tricks. I guess because I’m following McCutchen to see what the Supreme Court is going to do with apportionment under ERISA, I’m getting search alerts for ERISA cases.


All Part of the Game

As America spends the next two weeks readying for its largest annual sporting event, the spectacle, hype and excitement of the Super Bowl will undoubtedly overshadow the toll our enjoyment takes on the players on the field.

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