Posts Tagged ‘health’

Dec
2013
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Tiny Percentage of Ground Zero Responders Receiving Compensation, Treatment for Health Issues

Tiny Percentage of Ground Zero Responders Receiving Compensation, Treatment for Health Issues
  For Ground Zero responders still dealing with health problems from the toxic air that surrounded the 9/11 attacks site, government relief has been slow to come and complicated to obtain.  After Congress set up a $2.8 billion compensation fund in 2011, nearly 55,000 people registered for help with their non-cancer health issues. These...
Oct
2013
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NOT SHOCKED: Five States With the Worst Food Insecurity are “Right-to-Work” States

  A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research (USDAER) provides details on our growing trend of food (in)security.  Currently, an estimated 14.5 American households are having difficulties providing enough food for their families.  In 7 million homes a family member has skipped meals because money was tight....
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Sep
2013
4

Contractors Associations, ABC Included, Form Silica Death Squad to Halt Needed Regulation

Contractors Associations, ABC Included, Form Silica Death Squad to Halt Needed Regulation
  A group of 11 building and contracting associations have come together to further delay OSHA’s Silica Dust Regulations. Their self-interested motivation? The bottom line, of course. In order to save money for their membership, this group of mostly anti-union business lobbies hopes “to encourage OSHA to develop better choices for...