Short staffing ‘continues to be the biggest risk’ to Chemical Safety Board

Short staffing ‘continues to be the biggest risk’ to Chemical Safety Board

The Chemical Safety Board has only filled one of its five board seats this year and this continues to be detrimental to the agency's operations, as stated by the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General in a new report .  It has appointed three board seats but is awaiting senate confirmation and no date has been set for those hearings. During a Sept. 29 hearing before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, CSB Chair and CEO Katherine Lemos testified that CSB is “on an upward trend” despite its long-standing and well-documented operational and staffing challenges. To read the article in…
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Better office ventilation may boost worker brain power

Better office ventilation may boost worker brain power

Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health claim improved air quality in offices can boost worker focus, response times and overall cognitive ability.   An international team of researchers examined more than 300 office workers in North America, Asia, and Europe.  The age groups were between 18 and 65, and each of these workers had permanent workstations in their office and came into the office at least three days a week. For details and results of the study, please click here to read the full article.
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