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Collaborative, member-driven project funded by Biovia, Elsevier, GSK, Novartis and Roche will enable data sharing to accelerate innovation  Boston, 27… The post The Pistoia Alliance Announces Major Milestone in Unified Data Model Project to Promote Life Sciences Collaboration  appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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ReadyWisconsin — As families decorate their homes for the holiday season,  keep fire safety in mind. “Decorations can help to brighten up the holidays for many people, but it’s important to make sure they are installed correctly so they don’t become a hazard to your safety or your home,” urged Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian...
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Effects of suspected radiation exposure seen in Fukushima wild monkeys: researchers

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Findings of abnormalities in these monkeys have been continuously reported in British scientific journals. Researchers assume that the monkeys ingested items like tree bark contaminated with radioactive cesium emanating from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Tohoku University’s Department of Pathology professor emeritus Manabu Fukumoto and his research team performed hematological analysis of adult...
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Severe working conditions in Bolivian mines, Including Children

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The severe working conditions, especially for children who labor underground. The mines extract gold, silver, tin and zinc. These working conditions, especially for children, must be changed. ….about 250,000 to document the daily lives of miners. They’re part of a centuries-old enterprise to extract silver, tin, zinc and gold from the mountains. He was...
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EPA Watchdog Questions Safety of Sewage Used as Fertilizer

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Changing World of Work at Forum 2019

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The world of work is experiencing rapid, constant change, bringing with it new and emerging health and safety challenges. Join us for two days of inspiration, innovations and discussion featuring an exciting roster of world-class speakers at CCOHS’ Forum on The Changing World of Work on March 5-6, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.   Don’t miss out...
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Feature Podcast: Scent Sensitivities in the Workplace Help your co-workers to breathe easy by maintaining a fragrance-free workplace. This podcast discusses the issues of scents sensitivities in the workplace and provides information on how fragrances can impact the health of your co-workers. The podcast runs 4:13 minutes.  Listen to the podcast now. Encore Podcast: Recognizing...
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As you turn back the clocks check your carbon monoxide detectors.

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ReadyWisconsin— As you turn back the clocks around your home this weekend, take advantage of the time change to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. “Those devices can be essential to alerting you to a fire or carbon monoxide leak in your home, so it’s important to regularly check them...
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Free Webinar – The Top NFPA 70E 2018 Changes Worth Discussing

November 08, 20182:00pm EST Electrical equipment and electrical safety devices are constantly being changed and improved, hence why your electrical safety program must address those changes. The NFPA 70E Committee addresses these changes and updates the standard every three years as part of keeping up with current technology and safety concerns. This is a...
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WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970

WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970

  The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released its latest Living Planet Report, an assessment of the health of our planet, and paints a rather grim picture of the damage caused by humanity’s growing footprint on Earth. .. Continue Reading WWF report reveals a 60% decline in wildlife populations since 1970
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Fact sheet outlines questions for employers to consider before making naloxone available at work

WASHINGTON – Opioid misuse and overdose deaths are a public health crisis affecting the nation, including workplaces. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces a new resource for employers and workers dealing with the opioid crisis. The new factsheet, Using Naloxone to...
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CSB Releases “Call to Action” on Combustible Dust Hazards

From: DCHAS Membership Chair    Washington, D.C., October 24, 2018 –  the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, as part of its investigation into the May 2017 Didion Mill explosion, issued “Call to Action: Combustible Dust” to gather comments on the management and control of combustible dust from companies, regulators, inspectors, safety training providers, researchers, unions, and the...
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A Watershed Academy Webcast The ability of a community to respond, recover, and bounce back from increased risk to local waters from extreme weather and natural disasters is not equally distributed. Environmental justice recognizes that some communities experience higher exposure to local water pollution and degraded local waterways on top of other social factors...
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#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it has received $2.8 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the fight against the state’s opioid epidemic . The funds will be used to enhance and strengthen opioid public health prevention efforts in Wisconsin. One million dollars of the...
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Another Wisconsin County Added to the List with Confirmed Cases of Severe Bleeding Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Racine County now has a confirmed case of severe bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids tainted with rat poison. There are now 67 confirmed cases in Wisconsin and 16 probable cases. Other counties with confirmed cases are Dane, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Rock....
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced this week the state has been awarded a two-year federal grant totaling nearly $24 million to support a comprehensive response to Wisconsin’s opioid crisis . The funding is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant program. “We will...
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With a new flu season fast approaching , health officials are reminding people of the toll last year’s season took on Wisconsin residents, and encouraging everyone to get a flu shot to protect their families, communities, and themselves. “The dangers of the flu are real, especially for the very young, for older adults, and...
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While adoption of blockchain is on the rise, lack of skilled staff is hampering its development in the life science … The post More Than Half of Life Science Organisations Already Using or Experimenting with Blockchain, up from Less Than a Quarter in 2017 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes.

Phys.Org: A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Science, the authors say the U.S. needs to...
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Consumer Reports’ testing shows concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods

Consumer Reports’ testing shows concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods

ConsumerReports: A recent study in the journal Lancet Public Health suggests that low levels of lead from food and other sources contribute to about 400,000 deaths each year, more than half of them from cardiovascular disease. Getting too much methylmercury can cause nerve damage, muscle weakness, lack of coordination, and impaired vision and hearing....
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NIOSH: As more organizations offer increasingly comprehensive programs for workplace safety and health, researchers and organizations alike look for the best examples and tools to measure their effectiveness. With so many programs available, how do organizations know which one is best? Through a NIOSH-funded study at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, scientists...
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NIOSH: Workplace wellness programs often offer an array of health-improvement activities, including courses to quit smoking, exercise or physical fitness classes, nutrition or stress management education, and ergonomic testing of work conditions and equipment. In 2017, 39% of private industry workers and 63% of state and local government workers had access to such programs,...
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NIOSH investigators measured gymnastic coaches’ exposure to 22 flame retardants in four gymnastics studios, at the request of the owner who expressed concern about foam blocks. First, investigators showed coaches how to wipe their hands using hand wipes. After the coaches wiped their hands, investigators sent the wipes to a laboratory for testing. Investigators...
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NIOSH: Controlled Fire Study Finds High Levels of Airborne Chemicals

NIOSH: Controlled Fire Study Finds High Levels of Airborne Chemicals

NIOSH: What do plastic, polyester, and foam have in common? They are synthetic materials found throughout most modern homes in everything from toys to furniture to appliances. Unlike wood, cotton, and other natural materials, synthetic mat­erials are made in laboratories through chemical processes. During a fire, these chemicals can burn hotter and faster, and produce...
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Banned or severely restricted drugs appearing in the U.S. meat supply more often than was previously known.

Banned or severely restricted drugs appearing in the U.S. meat supply more often than was previously known.

ConsumerReports: Ketamine, a hallucinogenic party drug and experimental antidepressant. Phenylbutazone, an anti-inflammatory deemed too risky for human use. Chloramphenicol, a powerful antibiotic linked to potentially deadly anemia. All these drugs are prohibited in beef, poultry, and pork consumed in the U.S. Yet government data obtained by Consumer Reports suggest that trace amounts of these...
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EPA Meets Important TSCA Milestone by Finalizing Last of Four Chemical Safety Framework Rules

EPA Meets Important TSCA Milestone by Finalizing Last of Four Chemical Safety Framework Rules

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final fees rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), ensuring that resources are available to the Agency to complete chemical reviews and actions in a timely, transparent manner while maintaining high scientific standards. “With today’s action EPA has once again met another important milestone...
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Delaware to Distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets in a program initiated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Delaware to Distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets in a program initiated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The State of Delaware is distributing free tablets on Thursday, October 4, 2018…. The State of Delaware received the tablets when it chose to participate in a program initiated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Potassium iodide does not protect against external radiation, but can help protect the thyroid gland from ingested or inhaled...
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EPA Publishes SNURS for 28 Chemical Substances

(ACA – Paint.org) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 17 published in the Federal Register its intent to promulgate significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 28 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The SNURs are effective on Nov. 16, 2018. Under the amended TSCA, persons who...
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The bill, co-written by Congresswoman Susan Brooks, would streamline the process how hospitals gets money to treat those who have contracted diseases such as Ebola.

The bill, co-written by Congresswoman Susan Brooks, would streamline the process how hospitals gets money to treat those who have contracted diseases such as Ebola.

WASHINGTON, DC – Streamlining how hospitals and the Centers for Disease Control handle terror attacks, natural disasters and disease outbreaks would be made possible through a bill that has passed the U.S. House and co-written by Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks. The Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 (PAHPA) would...
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More Cases of Severe Bleeding in Wisconsin Linked to Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed 16 additional cases of severe bleeding caused by the use of synthetic cannabinoids containing rat poison. That brings the total number of people affected in this outbreak to 80. The counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Rock, and now Fond du Lac. These...
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State, Counties, Tribes Commit to Transformation of Behavioral Health System for Children

At a meeting today in the Wisconsin Dells, more than 400 behavioral health professionals furthered their commitment to Wisconsin’s Children’s System of Care, a Department of Health Services (DHS) initiative to enhance the public behavioral health system’s care and treatment services for children…(see release)
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#HopeActLiveWI: Program Guides Opioid Overdose Survivors to Health and Healing

A program that helps opioid overdose survivors avoid another overdose and encourages them to stay engaged in treatment has expanded to cover 22 hospital emergency departments through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). ED2Recovery is managed by Wisconsin Voices for Recovery. “ED2Recovery helps opioid overdose survivors understand that addiction is...
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Staying Emotionally Healthy When Disaster Strikes

As parts of the state continue to face new and extended flooding conditions, it is important to remember to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Storms and floods not only damage property, they can affect your emotional well-being. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) offers these tips to help people cope with...
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If Data is the currency of AI, are we doing enough around data quality?

AI and machine learning (AI/ML) are certainly at peak hype at the moment around the current and future impact on … The post If Data is the currency of AI, are we doing enough around data quality? appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Pistoia Alliance adds a Startup Support Day for this year’s President’s Challenge Finalists

In our drive to encourage and support the informatics and technology focused life-science startup community and bring the best of … The post Pistoia Alliance adds a Startup Support Day for this year’s President’s Challenge Finalists appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Coca-Cola CEO sees solutions in plastic recycling, sugar reduction

Source: Food Business News, 9/10/18. As a leader in the soft drink industry, the Coca-Cola Co. understandably looks for ways to reduce sugar. James Robert B. Quincey, president and chief executive officer, also explained how the handling of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles could help Coca-Cola solve plastic environmental problems.
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