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News by Topic: Occupational health and safety

Aug 9, 2022 - Describes increases in climate and environmental hazards that affect the health of rural farm workers, including heat stress, exposure to wildfire smoke, and a rise in infections like Valley Fever. Notes that these issues will become more severe as climate zones in the West change due to climate change, and discusses efforts to advocate for farm worker safety.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jun 28, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking comments on the draft strategic plan titled Revised Draft of American Indian and Alaska Native Worker Safety and Health Strategic Plan. The draft strategic plan will serve as a blueprint to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of AI/AN workers across the United States. Comments are due by August 29, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 17, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on a proposed information collection project titled "A Baseline of Injury and Psychosocial Stress for Applied Behavior Analysis Workers." This information collection is intended to better understand the work-related injuries and psychosocial stressors encountered by applied behavior analysis workers. Comments are due within 30 days of the publication of this notice.
Source: Federal Register