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Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - October 17, 2012

In This Issue: - Top News…1 - State News…5 - Regulatory News…8 - Additional Reading…8 - Federal Register…9 - For More Information…12 - Excerpt From Top News: Congress, FDA Weigh...more

INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter - October 2012

In This Issue: 1. Rockefeller Reintroduces Mine Reform Legislation 2. Whistleblower Protections Added to Highway Bill 3. GAO Endorses Studies Supporting Black Lung Rule 4. Demolition, Underground Construction...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - July 2012: Industry groups voice concern over OSHA’s change to HazCom standard by Heidi Slinkard Brasher

Several industry groups – including the American Petroleum Institute, CropLife America, American Tort Reform Association, National Oilseed Processors Association, and American Chemistry Counsel – have petitioned a federal...more

Hydraulic Fracturing: A Future Source of Silicosis Claims?

In April 2012, Eric Esswein, an industrial hygienist from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, made a statement at a conference sponsored by the Institute of Medicine that was guaranteed to attract the...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC: Report on carcinogens lists Styrene as 'reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogen' By Jessica John...

The 12th Report on Carcinogens, released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on June 10, 2011, lists Styrene as a chemical “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” The National Toxicology Program,...more

Employment Alert: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Creates New Whistleblower Rights Affecting Manufacturers, Distributors,...

On August 14, 2008, Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA” or the “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 2051 et seq., which significantly increased regulation of the consumer product...more

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