The Nixon Library, in Yorba Linda, is celebrating the 100th birthday of President Richard Nixon today. Many Americans have forgotten how much President Nixon meant to this country with regard to worker and environmental safety. As a Republican he could have opposed the legislation that founded OSHA and the EPA, among other related agencies, but he didn’t and that might be part of his greatest legacy, at least in domestic affairs.
By: L. Casey Chosewood, MD (Dr. Chosewood is the Senior Medical Officer for Total Worker HealthTM at NIOSH)
Profound changes continue to unfold in the American workforce as Baby Boomers—Americans born between 1945 and 1964—swell the ranks of our workplaces. This has led many employers to fear the possibilities of negative impacts associated with this demographic trend. On one hand, they are concerned that having age-gifted workers on the job may mean escalating age-related healthcare costs, workers compensation and pension liabilities. On the other hand, they worry about impacts on quality and productivity or an impending shortage of skilled labor as skilled, experienced veteran workers retire. Continue reading
Announcing a New Symposium Dedicated to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of America’s Workforce
NIOSH is happy to cosponsor Healthier Federal Workers 2011, a new symposium focusing on the latest science, programs, and interventions to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of America’s workforce. Please join us September 14-16, 2011 at Georgetown University in Washington DC. NIOSH Director, Dr. John Howard will be a keynote speaker, and will join over 25 other leading workplace health and safety experts for three days of interactive learning and ready-to-implement best practices.
Key meeting content areas include: Continue reading
Ever wonder why California did not have its own Safety, Health and Environmental Conference?
Wonder no more! It is coming. The chapters of AIHA and ASSE in California have agreed to develop a California Safety, Health & Environmental Conference slated for April 13th and 14th in Anaheim at the Doubletree Hotel near Disneyland.
This will be the premier SH&E event tailored specifically for Californian issues in SH&E. And most notably, this will be a conference like no other, bringing together diverse groups such as Labor, Government, Insurance, Business, the Environment, Industrial Hygiene, and others in a free flowing exchange of ideas and solutions. In addition to informative break-out sessions, there will also be keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, and vendors to stimulate and educate. Continue reading