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    • The Chaffin Luhana Foundation Follows Up on Turkey Giveaway with Support for WV Food Pantry

      The Chaffin Luhana Foundation Follows Up on Turkey Giveaway with Support for WV Food Pantry

      Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation gave away over 600 turkeys with holiday trimmings to those in need. Working with local organizations, they invited those in need to receive the free turkeys and meals, in an effort to help […]

    • 15 Workers Suffer Amputations at Chicago Manufacturing Plant

      15 Workers Suffer Amputations at Chicago Manufacturing Plant

      BWAY Corporation, a manufacturer of rigid packaging—which includes metal, plastic, and hybrid containers—was recently cited for five repeated and five serious safety violations at its Chicago location. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) received four reports of workers suffering […]

    • EU Struggling to Decide on Glyphosate

      EU Struggling to Decide on Glyphosate

      The European Union planned to vote this year on extending the approval license for Roundup. That vote was initially delayed because of an ongoing debate about the safety of glyphosate, the main herbicide in Roundup. European officials met in Brussels […]

    • National Teen Driver Safety Week Encourages Parents to Talk to Their Teens

      National Teen Driver Safety Week Encourages Parents to Talk to Their Teens

      On October 15, 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched its second annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. The purpose of the event was to encourage parents to talk to their teens “about the important rules they need […]

    • Tennessee Man Says Monsanto Disregarded Public Health

      Tennessee Man Says Monsanto Disregarded Public Health

      On September 12, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a new Roundup lawsuit against manufacturer Monsanto. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. But as all federally-filed Roundup lawsuits were consolidated in California […]

    • AAA Report Shows In-Vehicle Systems Dangerously Distracting

      AAA Report Shows In-Vehicle Systems Dangerously Distracting

      When we think of distracted driving, we usually think of cell phones and tablets, texting, talking on the phone, and perusing the Internet. But according to recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah, […]

    • Federal and State Judges to Confer on Admissibility of Roundup Expert Testimony

      Federal and State Judges to Confer on Admissibility of Roundup Expert Testimony

      Currently, there are about 250 Roundup lawsuits filed against manufacturer Monsanto that are pending in the Northern District of California, where all federally-filed cases have been consolidated. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria was assigned to oversee the Roundup Multi-District […]

    • Oil & Gas Industry Found to Have High Rates of Severe Injuries

      Oil & Gas Industry Found to Have High Rates of Severe Injuries

      According to recent data released by the Energy & Environment News (E&E News), the oil and gas industry has “one of the highest rates of severe injuries in the country,” and by some measures, the highest. The Occupational Safety and […]

    • Wisconsin Steel Pipe Company Cited for 13 Health & Safety Violations

      Wisconsin Steel Pipe Company Cited for 13 Health & Safety Violations

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed fines totaling $110,458 on a Wisconsin steel pipe manufacturer for alleged safety and health violations. OSHA investigators found evidence that employees were exposed to excessive levels of hexavalent chromium, which is […]

    • FDA Reports Five Deaths Linked with Gastric Balloon Obesity Treatment

      FDA Reports Five Deaths Linked with Gastric Balloon Obesity Treatment

      On August 10, 2017, the FDA released an update alerting health care providers to concerning developments with gastric balloons, which are used to help treat obesity. From 2016 to the date of the update, the FDA had received five reports […]