An effort to reduce the number of workers killed on the job. OSHA has a summer campaign concentrating on military and other federal projects in Virginia. The agency says there are four leading causes of workplace injuries. Those are falls, crushing, electrocution and being caught in between something. They’re also targeting heat-related illness.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.