The U.S. government is providing insufficient funding and other resources to understand and manage risks that nanomaterials pose to the health of workers in the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry.
California's system of evaluating the severity of injuries of permanently disabled workers has long been widely criticized. A thorough analysis of the system found that it works well in certain respects but is frought with inconsistencies and inequities.
Emergency responders may suffer from acute and chronic health problems due to dust and smoke released in a structural collapse. Properly designed equipment may help protect them both during and after the event.
The treatment guidelines being used to define medically appropriate care for California's injured workers need substantial improvement, according to a joint ICJ-RAND Health report for the California Commission on Health, Safety, and Workers' Compensation.