Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the U.S., announced a data breach that affects 143 million consumers. The hackers accessed Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers.
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“The Arkansas Amputation Prevention Stand-Down, Sept. 14-30, invites employers and workers to pause during their workday and focus on best practices to avoid amputation hazards. The stand-down, now in its third year, aims to raise awareness about preventing debilitating amputation injuries. A free, public kick-off event will be held Sept. 13 in Little Rock. A website is available for employers and workers to sign up for the stand-down, access posters and other resources, record their data, and print a certificate of participation.”
“OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA proposed a delay of the enforcement date to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. (https://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/index.html) Comments may be submitted by Sept. 29 either electronically, at www.regulations.gov, (https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=OSHA-2007-0066-0540) or by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details and more information.” (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/30/2017-18441/cranes-and-derricks-in-construction-operator-certification-extension)
“Each year, millions of people nationwide catch the flu. The best way to protect yourself is to get a flu vaccine every year. But only about 6 out of 10 children and 4 out of 10 adults got the 2015–2016 flu vaccine.
To help increase these numbers, scientists are trying to develop easier ways to give the flu vaccine. A new study shows that a special skin patch may work as well as a shot with a hypodermic needle. The patch is about the size of a dime and has 100 tiny needles that contain flu vaccine. The needles are just long enough to pierce skin. Once inside skin, they dissolve within minutes.”