By Brent I. Clark and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000059644066_DoubleThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently launched its National Center for Productive Aging and Work (Center).

The new “virtual center,” will focus on worker safety at all ages, promoting lifelong well-being, and will advance the concept of “productive aging.” The NIOSH news release about the Center indicates
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By James L. Curtis, Mark A. Lies, II, and Craig B. Simonsen

In an announcement last week, OSHA noted that falls from elevation, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012, continues to be a leading cause of death for construction workers.

Dr. David Michaels, The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
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