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The Department of Health Services Receives another Temporary Extension of the SeniorCare Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is granting the Department of Health Services (DHS) an additional temporary extension of Wisconsin’s SeniorCare waiver. This is the second extension DHS has received in 2019 for the SeniorCare waiver, which expired at the end of 2018. This 60-day temporary extension allows the program...
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Additional Government Benefits Call Centers Closed Due to Winter Storm

After Governor Tony Evers issued a state of emergency for Wisconsin because of severe weather, more counties continue to do the same. This means some Wisconsin Income Maintenance Call Centers and agencies may be closed throughout the week, impacting the flow of information about BadgerCare Plus, FoodShare, Medicaid, and Wisconsin Shares benefits. People will...
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Winter Storm Causing Some Government Benefits Call Center Closures

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Take Precautions Against Extreme Cold

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Pistoia Alliance launches next phase of blockchain project

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The Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency recently created and signed the Chemical Facility Security and Safety Working Group Charter. The working group, which includes other federal agency representatives, was established by an Executive Order in response to several chemical facility catastrophes. The charter reaffirms the group’s commitment to work...
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New FAQs Available on Controlling Silica in General Industry

New FAQs Available on Controlling Silica in General Industry

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OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers

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House Passes 2-year Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Reauthorization Bill, Senate to take up Bill

(paint.org) On Jan. 8, a bill to reauthorize for two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 414-3 vote. H.R. 251.  Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act, will now be taken up by the Senate, where...
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OSHA Proposes Revised Beryllium Standard for General Industry

OSHA Proposes Revised Beryllium Standard for General Industry

OSHA issued a proposed rule on Dec. 10 to revise the beryllium standard for general industry. The proposed changes are designed to clarify the safety standard and improve compliance. The proposed rule would amend selected paragraphs of the standard, and also replace Appendix A, Operations for Establishing Beryllium Work Areas. Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted...
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751 viewsDec 20, 2018, 01:54pm ‘Groundhog Day’ Work Fatalities: How They Died In 2017 Tells Us How To Survive In 2019

(Forbes)The “employee experience,” as we’re currently branding it, covers a lot of ground. Individualization, compensation, work/life balance, company mission, leadership transparency, recognition, teamwork, accomplishment – all these are essential components of the unwritten social contract employers have with their workers. But there’s one aspect that outranks them all: safety. When life or limb are...
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Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

The Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure (Action Plan) is a blueprint for reducing lead exposure and associated harms through collaboration among federal agencies and with a range of stakeholders, including states, tribes and local communities, along with businesses, property owners and parents. The Action Plan will help federal agencies work strategically...
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The Pistoia Alliance Announces Major Milestone in Unified Data Model Project to Promote Life Sciences Collaboration 

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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US Conference 2018 – Lab of the Future Breakout

At our lab of the future breakout session, we explored two cases: Enhancing the laboratory for scientists through real time … The post US Conference 2018 – Lab of the Future Breakout appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Blockchain Bootcamp – Boston 2018

To further progress the Alliance’s commitment to deliver more “education” on blockchain technology, a theme that came out so strongly … The post Blockchain Bootcamp – Boston 2018 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Pistoia Alliance US Conference Report 2018

    The Pistoia Alliance Annual USA Conference 2018 was our largest and most ambitious conference yet. Attendance of over … The post Pistoia Alliance US Conference Report 2018 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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AbVance Update – Q4 2018

Pistoia Alliance AbVance: focus on improving antibody modelling for drug discovery. Seeking additional partners for EU funding proposal. Our initial … The post AbVance Update – Q4 2018 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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AI Centre of Excellence Workshop – Boston Oct 2018

                This month at Pistoia Alliance’s Centre of Excellence for AI/ML in Life … The post AI Centre of Excellence Workshop – Boston Oct 2018 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Podcasts: Carbon Monoxide: Odorless, Colourless, and Deadly

This month’s  Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safet podcasts include Carbon Monoxide: Odorless, Colourless, and Deadly and an enore presentation of Slips, Trips, and Falls: Preventing Workplace Injuries. Feature Podcast: Carbon Monoxide: Odorless, Colourless, and Deadly Every year in Canada, hundreds of workers experience carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Many survive, but others are not...
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CDC Warns of Exotic Tick Spreading Across the U.S.

CDC Warns of Exotic Tick Spreading Across the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday that the Asian longhorned tick—a species that mysteriously traveled thousands of miles across the globe before it was discovered in the fur of a New Jersey sheep in 2017—has now spread to nine states on the eastern half of the country. As The Daily Beast previously reported,...
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Make sure your home is fire safe for the holidays — safety tips from ReadyWisconsin

Make sure your home is fire safe for the holidays — safety tips from ReadyWisconsin

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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Adult Smoking Hits a New Low in Wisconsin

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New Map Shows Why Some People Flee Their Native Countries

A new map by the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States. UC geography professor Tomasz Stepinski created the new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Stepinski, a professor in UC’s McMicken College of Arts and...
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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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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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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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  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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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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EPA Webcast: Building Resilience in Partnership with Vulnerable Communities

EPA Webcast: Building Resilience in Partnership with Vulnerable Communities

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

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#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $24 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

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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DHS Wants Wisconsin to Avoid a Serious, Deadly Flu Season This Year

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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The Pistoia Alliance Calls for Greater Collaboration to Realise Benefits of Innovation and Announces Winners of the 2018 President’s Startup Challenge

Solutions in data management and breast cancer diagnosis are awarded for innovation while attendees discuss ways to help translate startup … The post The Pistoia Alliance Calls for Greater Collaboration to Realise Benefits of Innovation and Announces Winners of the 2018 President’s Startup Challenge appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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More Than Half of Life Science Organisations Already Using or Experimenting with Blockchain, up from Less Than a Quarter in 2017

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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President’s Challenge 2018 – Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce the 5 finalists for the Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2018. This year we … The post President’s Challenge 2018 – Finalists Announced appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Farewell to the GREAT Gary Greenberg…he will be missed.

Farewell to the GREAT Gary Greenberg…he will be missed.

I am sad to announce that Gary Greenberg, has passed away.  Gary has been a part of Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics since the early 90’s. I can not speak highly enough of Mr. Greenberg as a person. He gave his all to help others…what more could this world ask. Gary Greenberg, MD.  was...
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Canada is “High”….giving employers impossible enforcement task with impaired workforce

Canada is “High”….giving employers impossible enforcement task with impaired workforce

On Tuesday morning, WorkSafeBC sent out a news release reminding employers that they must not allow anyone who is impaired to do work that could endanger a co-worker or anyone else. Great advice. But how does an employer do that when there is no good test for impairment and  “Health Canada says that in...
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EPA ” found dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside than outside

EPA ” found dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside than outside

EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s “Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) Study” found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside, regardless of whether the homes were located in rural or highly industrial areas. TEAM studies indicated that while people are using products...
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U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes.

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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New Tool Measures Effectiveness of Workplace Safety and Health Programs

New Tool Measures Effectiveness of Workplace Safety and Health Programs

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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Job Design Linked to Participation in Workplace Wellness Programs

Job Design Linked to Participation in Workplace Wellness Programs

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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Exposure to Flame Retardants in Foam Found among Gymnastics Coaches

Exposure to Flame Retardants in Foam Found among Gymnastics Coaches

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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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, November 30, 2018

Tropical forests Is a plan by a Norwegian oil company to protect tropical forests just an excuse to keep drilling? (The Guardian) Brazil will no longer host the U.N.’s...
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For Kenya’s Yiaku, medicinal herbs are their forest’s blessing and curse

Read the other stories in this three-part profile of the Yiaku’s management of their ancestral forest: A forest of their own: The Yiaku as Kenya’s model forest stewards Kenya:...
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Native Broadcast Summit

Event Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019 The theme of the 2019 Native Broadcast Summit in Chandler, AZ is Native Voices · Native Media ·...
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Information-based solutions for forest conservation projects

Forest monitoring has experienced a revolution in recent years, with vast improvements in satellite sensors, the emergence of drones, and growing ubiquity of on-the-ground technologies like smartphones and camera...
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Mega-dam costs outweigh benefits, global building spree should end: experts

The Santo Antionio dam on the Madeira River in Roraima state, Brazil, went into operation in 2012. This Amazon mega-dam has produced massive floods upstream in Brazil and Bolivia,...
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DEADLINE: IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund

Event Date:  Friday, January 4, 2019 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) annually awards one $5,000 grant to a woman journalist who carries forward Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s legacy of covering...
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Arthur L. Carter World Journalist Fellowship

Event Date:  Friday, January 4, 2019 This fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of nine graduate programs in journalism at New York University’s Arthur L....
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