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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting suggestions and comments concerning workplace safety. OSHA's concern is that, "No one should have to be injured or killed for a paycheck."

A vaccine has been demonstrated as safe for potential use against mesothelioma. The research, conducted by Netherlands scientists was reported in an advance publication of  the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care.

Alice in Wonderland has been released in the movie theaters today. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been quick to remind us of the Mad Hatter and mercury exposures.

The Occupational Disease Pilot Program & Healthcare

Legal Talk Network Host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce welcomes Jon L. Gelman to discuss health care and workers’ compensation and the Occupational Disease Pilot Program:

More Cribs Recalled for Potential Hazards

 Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” Drop Side Crib Brands Recalled; Three Infant Deaths Reported.

Toyota Motor Corp Recalls Millions of Autos

 Toyota recalls almost 5 Million vehicles for a defect allegedly causing it to accelerate unexpectedly.

Amby Baby Motion Beds recalled by Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds following the deaths of two infants. 

Consumer Products Safety Commission announces largest baby crib recall in U.S. history

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the largest crib recall in U.S. history of more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs made by Stork Craft Manufacturing and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. 

Compensating Adverse Flu Vaccine Reaction Victims

As the US flu vaccination program rolls out, the numbers are also growing for those who have reported adverse consequences from the H1N1 vaccine.

Significant progress has been made by the NJ Division of Workers’ Compensation (NJ-DWC) in carrying out the legislative mandate for the newly enacted emergent medical care motion practice. 

The Urgent Need for Workers Compensation Pandemic Planning

While workers’ compensation was envisioned as a summary and remedial social insurance program, the challenges facing the workers’ compensation system to deliver benefits as promised may be seriously burdened.

FDA Requires  Botox®  Maker to Notify of Potential Adverse Effects

 FDA requires manufacturer of Botox® to post warning on its product of potential adverse reactions.

Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation 2009 Seminar

This seminar will provide practitioners with new strategies and techniques to handle workers' compensation cases in the changing economy.This fast-paced program features a panel of some of the most respected New Jersey Workers' Compensation Judges and attorneys, who will review and provide insight on the top issues and cases that have emerged during the past year.

Medtronic Paradigm® Quick-set® Infusion Sets Recalled Due to Potential Injuries

On July 10, 2009, Medtronic, Inc., announced a defect in the Paradigm® Quick-Set® Infusion Sets. The company identified a potentially high rate of failure of the system to function properly and deliver medication to the patient in an accurate manner through the pump.

Levaquin®  Treatment Reactions  Causes FDA To Require Warning

In July 2008, the FDA announced a mandatory black box warning label for fluoroquinolone drugs that highlights and strengthens the warning for increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture

NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough Recalled - FDA Issues Warning

 After 65 people became hospitalized after eating refrigerated cookie dough, the NESTLE company has issued a voluntary recall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning consumers not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to the risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that causes food borne illness). 

FDA Alerts Consumers Concering Zicam®

Jon L. Gelman LLC is investigating cases involving individuals who have suffered the loss of taste and smell (anosmia) after using Zicam®. Zicam® is an over-the-counter nasal spray used to relieve the symptoms associated with the common cold and flu and is manufactured by Matrixx Initiatives. Matrixx manufactures a range of products under the Zicam® name, but the name Zicam® is generally used to refer to its over-the-counter nasal zinc solution spray.  

NIOSH Published Beryllium Research Newsletter

Since 1998, NIOSH and Brush Wellman Inc., the largest US producer of beryllium and beryllium products, have collaborated on research focused on beryllium and its associated health effects. This research program comprises medical surveillance of current Brush Wellman workers, and studies of airborne and dermal beryllium exposure. 

Vaccinating Workers’ Compensation Against Flu Claims

  The spread of influenza A has now reached pandemic proportions. The focus has now been directed to creating a vaccine to halt the rapid community spread. The next challenge to workers’ compensation systems may be claims resulting from adverse reactions to employer sponsored vaccination programs.

St. Paul Travelers Announces $90 Million Settlement of Common Law Asbestos-Related Direct Actions

The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. announced that it has executed an agreement resolving substantially all common law asbestos-related direct actions pending against its Travelers Property Casualty Corp. subsidiaries ("Travelers"). These actions allege, among other things, a general, non-statutory duty to disclose to the public the hazards of asbestos. The settlement, if it receives court approval, would also bar similar future direct actions against Travelers. 

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