Fresh Health Wonk Review; Safety resources

April 16th, 2009 by Julie Ferguson

Glenn Laffel has a a new edition of Health Wonk Review posted over at Pizaazz – the “US Health Care Carousel of Progress” edition. Glenn is one of our newest contributors to HWR – check out his blog, too.
Coal Mining – Check out Coal Tattoo, a blog by Ken Ward Jr. award-winning reporter at The Charleston Gazette who has been covering the Appalachian coal industry for nearly 20 years. We’ve previously featured some of his reporting in our post The sad, quiet death of Bud Morris – father, husband, motorcycle afficianado. Unfortunately, he is reporting on sad, quiet deaths all too often. He talks about the interesting origen of his blog name on his bio page.
Good asbestos resourceThe Mesothelioma Cancer Center is a valuable resource. The site has more than 3,000 pages of information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure (lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.).
Substance abuse – OSHA reminds employers that April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Safety Advisor offers us a look at some sobering facts about alcohol and employee health. OSHA offers various tools addressing workplace substance abuse and Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Programs.
Lightning safety – With the good weather coming, Eric at The Safety Blog offers some good seasonal safety advice: Lightning Safety Guidelines.

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