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Today is Workers’ Memorial Day- Because Safe Jobs are Every Worker’s Right


On April 28, 1971, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act to provide all workers a safe and hazard free place to work. This day has since been recognized as Workers' Memorial Day, or International Commemoration Day (ICD). This is now a day of remembrance for workers who have been killed, or suffered work-related disease or injury.

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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is poisonous and can kill you if you inhale too much.

Every year in the United States, there are about 400 carbon monoxide-related deaths, and about 20,000 people are hospitalized, according to Safeopedia.

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Heart disease claims thousands of American lives every year

With February being American Heart Month, it serves as a reminder of the facts of heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, killing 614,348 people in 2014.

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OSHA updates drug testing policy

Effective as of Nov. 1, 2016:

OSHA updates policies regarding incentives and drug testing.

According to OSHA, all companies should have "reasonable procedures" in place for employees to report any sort of injury or illness. All employees should have been notified of the new procedure before this effective date.

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What to know about the 2016-2017 flu season

Influenza (flu) vaccines are updated every year to attack the viruses that are spreading during that particular season.

Medical professionals recommend that everyone six months of age or older should receive a flu shot.

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