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Report: US Ill-Prepared for Pandemic
September 10, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not prepared to manage a major pandemic, according to a report from the U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG). An OIG investigation found... (rest of article)

Respiratory Virus Hospitalizes Hundreds of Children Nationwide
September 9, 2014 — Hundreds of children in 12 states have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Cases of... (rest of article)

Study: Slips & Falls Lead to 95 Million Lost Work Days Annually
September 8, 2014 — More than 95 million workdays per year are lost as a result of slip-and-fall accidents, according to a new study from market-research firm Scot Yount Research. The study found that on average, one... (rest of article)

Study: Global Demand for Rubber Gloves on the Rise
September 4, 2014 — The global demand for rubber gloves has increased over the past year, according to a new study from market research firm Market Reports Online. The study attributes the rise in demand to an... (rest of article)

EPA Fines Two Nebraska Pesticide Companies
September 3, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the ownership of Norfolk, NE-based pesticide companies Custom Feed Services Corp. and Earthworks Health LLC a total of US$74,513 for selling... (rest of article)

Listeria Risk Spurs Nationwide Salad Recall
August 22, 2014 — APPA Fine Foods has recalled more than 90,000 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kits due to the risk of listeria. The recalled salad kits were shipped to Sam’s Club stores across the United... (rest of article)

EPA Report: Urban Air Quality Improving
August 21, 2014 — Air toxins in the United States have been reduced substantially since 1990, according to a recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA’s study,... (rest of article)

Salmonella Risk Prompts Global Peanut Butter Recall
August 20, 2014 — nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall of several lots of peanut, almond, and other nut butters due to the risk of salmonella. The company issued the recall after U.S. Food... (rest of article)

ISSA-TV: Hidden Hot Spots
August 13, 2014 — Think your food prep area is clean? You might want to think again. In this week's free ISSA-TV Educational Quick Clip video, food safety expert Dr. Angela Fraser reveals the hidden high-touch areas... (rest of article)

OSHA Recognizes Cintas Facility in Indiana for Safety
August 7, 2014 — Cintas Corp.’s South Bend, IN, rental center has received the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star worksite designation from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration... (rest of article)

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