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Just how safe are high-security labs?

Just how safe are high-security labs?

| March 13, 2015

A recent lab mishap has raised questions about the overall culture of lab safety in so-called high security labs. Five rhesus macaque monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans have displayed possible infection from Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria after it was somehow released from the research facility. A worker at the research center is […]

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Study: Workers’ comp laws increasingly benefit employers, not employees

Study: Workers’ comp laws increasingly benefit employers, not employees

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through the great “compensation bargain” known as workers’ comp, if an employee is injured or disabled on the job, insurance provides reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. In exchange, workers relinquish most rights to sue their employer. But, according to a new investigation from the non-profit ProPublica and National Public Radio (NPR), legislative changes […]

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New lab process improves GMO biocontainment

New lab process improves GMO biocontainment

| January 30, 2015

Genetically modified organisms, GMOs, are a boon to society. They help create insulin, produce biofuels, and even clean up contaminated soil or water. Genetically engineered mosquitoes fight dengue virus, and immune system cells attack tumors. Yet, there are concerns that GMOs and products containing GMOs are harmful to humans and the environment. Particularly, the lab […]

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New FAA rule aims to reduce air travel fatality risks

New FAA rule aims to reduce air travel fatality risks

| January 21, 2015

With the goal of reducing the fatality risk of commercial air travel, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken a step to “fill the gap” between industry-wide regulations and operator-specific circumstances. Last week, the FAA issued a final rule requiring that most commercial airlines in the U.S. create safety management systems (SMS). Simply stated, a […]

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Top 10 safety blogs to read in the new year

Top 10 safety blogs to read in the new year

| January 14, 2015

Last year, we brought you ten of our go-to resources for industry news — the blogs that helped us stay inspired and in the know throughout the year. Although it’s now a little past the year mark, we’re making it a tradition. The ten safety blogs below are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest in industry […]

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Sleep-deprived workers fail to perform

Sleep-deprived workers fail to perform

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Making employees work overtime at the cost of their sleep isn’t beneficial to any organization; in fact, overtired employees can become a greater economic burden for companies. A recent report reveals that one in every five employees is sleep-deprived, and of those, more than half are at risk of absenteeism, injuries and accidents. Among those who get below-average […]

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