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Two workers were killed in a crane lift incident in Hanover, NJ.

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Most people know that exposure to radon gas in their homes is a health concern because of the radioactive gas’s potential to cause lung cancer. However, radon in the workplace is a concern too.

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At first glance, what these workers are doing might not be obvious. But examine this photograph more closely…

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is warning that workers involved in roasting coffee beans or grinding roasted beans in coffee processing facilities could be at risk for suffering an irreversible lung disease, obliterative bronchiolitis.

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Thirteen United Airlines flight attendants who were fired over an incident involving menacing graffiti on an airplane have been reinstated in an agreement between the airline and lawyers representing the workers.

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An Australian study led by Professor Peng Bi at the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health has found that workers’ compensation claims rise when temperatures climb.

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A photograph illustrating a mixed bag of job hazards.

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In this issue, learn more about a case involving an executive official who was convicted for a major safety violation and given prison sentence and why exposure to Radon Gas is a potential cause of lung cancer.

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In North America, approximately one in four workers is a shiftworker. People working outside of the normal daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. include everyone from bridge builders to healthcare workers, to restaurant/bar workers. Here are seven statistics relating to shiftwork and its effects on workers’ health and safety.

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A former coal mine chief executive officer was recently sentenced to a year in prison—the maximum allowable for a misdemeanor conspiracy conviction— and fined $250,000 in connection to the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine explosion, which killed 29 West Virginia miners.

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