occupational safety and health

Diesel fumes may hasten lung cancer mortality


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Human beings exposed to heavy diesel exhaust may hasten their lung cancer mortality, a new finding says. Starting in the 1980s, studies have investigated a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India-European Union seminar on employment from Monday


September 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The fifth India-European Union seminar on "Employment and Social Policy - Occupational Safety and Health" will be inaugurated by Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hair-smoothing products pose serious health hazards


April 17th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Chemical treatments may deliver smooth hair, but eventually show their ugly side through serious side effects, which include balding, scarring, and formaldehyde exposure.At salons everywhere, women swear by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hair straightening warning: Products could be harmful


April 14th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has warned that straightening the hair with certain products could be harmful to the health.The warning ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spider-Man musical hit with triple workplace violations


March 5th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 5 (ANI): It seems the problems hounding musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' won't be disappearing anytime soon, with the show now being hit with triple workplace violations.The production ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Brazilian blowout’ hair straightening process is a health hazard


February 12th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Feb 12 (ANI): Using expensive keratin treatments to transform frizzy, untamed locks into glossy, straight hair may not be a safe option, scientists have indicated.Late last year, stylists in the US ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Man Dies After Falling In Tortilla Mixing Machine


January 25th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Brooklyn, Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a strange accident a man hailing from Brooklyn succumbed to his death after he fell into a commercial Tortilla mixing machine in a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Study: High exposure to BPA could lead to a low sperm count


October 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The health concerns linked to exposure of bisphenol-A or BPA has been highlighted again after it emerged that some Chinese factory workers who were exposed to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hair straightening agents could be cancerous health hazards


October 1st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A public alert has been issued over concerns raised by Portland-area hair salons about a product used for hair straightening, which could have negative health impacts.Oregon Health & ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Porn king Larry Flynt sued for not using condom in films


August 27th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): An AIDS activist group has filed a workplace safety complaint against porn king Larry Flynt, accusing him of creating an unsafe environment for his sex stars by not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

SeaWorld fined with $75,000 after death of whale trainer


August 24th, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by BNO News
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – SeaWorld was fined on Monday with $75,000 for three safety violation after the death of a whale trainer in February, the Occupational Safety and Health ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Man falls from Disney Ride - ‘Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’ & suffers minor injuries


August 20th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Anaheim, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, a man fell from a Disney ride - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at the Disney California Adventure.The Disney ride in question is ‘The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Crude oil spill dangerous for brain, skin and lungs: Experts


June 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Experts have warned that the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico could have fatal short term and long term health effects on people - especially children and women.Workers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BP will offer training with OSHA and U.S. Coast Guard to help prepare those interested for shoreline cleanup


May 11th, 2010 - 4:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – BP will offer training in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Coast Guard to properly prepare those interested in participating in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US fails to protect child workers: Human Rights Watch


May 8th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 8 (IANS) The US is failing to protect hundreds of thousands of children engaged in often gruelling and dangerous farm work, Human Rights Watch has said. Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Porn actors required to don condoms while filming adult movies?


March 21st, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has its way, then it would soon become mandatory for porn actors to don ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Proposal Mandating Porn Actors To Wear Condoms To Be Evaluated By California State Regulators


March 21st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, Mar 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wearing condoms while filming a sex scene might become compulsory for porn stars if a petition to make condom use mandatory is approved by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Night shift, overtime, shortened sleep ‘can raise heart disease risk’


November 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): Cops working in the night shift, putting in overtime and having short and disrupted sleep are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), primarily heart disease and stroke, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modification urged for H1N1 protection among healthcare employees


November 7th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): N95 respirators don't offer additional protection against H1N1 influenza than provided by the use of surgical masks, infectious disease experts have said.Federal PPE guidance and requirements issued ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Knotts Berry Farm Accident: Roller Coaster Turns Wild


September 19th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey As the myth says, amusement is good for keeping one off the daily pressure, but too much amusement can be hazardous. A similar incident occurred at the Orange County amusement ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Coal dust exposure linked to emphysema severity


July 24th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Exposure to coal dust can increase the severity of emphysema in smokers and non-smokers alike, according to a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

National policy on safety, health and environment to become operational


June 29th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Minister of State for Labour and Employment Harish Rawat today said that the Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) should make an action plan ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Oscar Fernandes says Amendments in Factories Acts, 1948 in final stage


February 10th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Faridabad, Feb. 10 (ANI): Minister of State for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes on Monday said the Government is seriously contemplating comprehensive amendments in the Factories Act, 1948 that would require ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Noseless bicycle seats may protect men from erectile dysfunction


August 8th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 8 (ANI): Riding on bicycles with noseless saddles may protect men from erectile dysfunction, according to a new study.Studys first author Dr. Steven Schrader, an expert associated with ... Read more...

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Noseless bicycle seats to protect men from penile sensation, erectile function


August 8th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 8 (ANI): Riding on bicycles with noseless saddles may protect men against penile sensation, erectile function and groin numbness, says a new study.Disorders like penile sensation, erectile function ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Noseless bicycle seats improve penile sensation, erectile function


August 8th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Noseless bicycle seats overcome deleterious health effects associated with existing seats, while enhancing penile sensation and erectibility, says a new study. Results of the study may be potentially ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bacteria levels in aircraft pose low risk to travellers


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Refuting claims that aircrafts provide the perfect environment for spreading disease, new study has revealed that flying may be safer than believed.The researchers from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Butter-flavoured popcorn ingredient increases lung disease risk


May 1st, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new animal study has lent further support to existing researches which state that diacetyl, the ingredient which is largely responsible for the odour and flavour of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Office bullying more damaging than sexual harassment: study


March 9th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) Bullying at the office, comprising negative behaviour like belittling comments, persistent criticism or withholding of resources, is apparently more damaging than sexual harassment, says a new study. Both ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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