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Anneli Rufus, “Why caffeine is the perfect addiction for a worker bee society,” AlterNet, May 19, 2010
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

This article by book author Anneli Rufus discusses a recently issued scientific study that purports to show that caffeine can "significantly reduce the number of errors" made by shift workers and can, in fact, be more effective at preventing errors than a nap


Discredited resveratrol researcher sues UConn for wrongful termination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

A scientist who was accused of falsifying data in research on the purported health benefits of red wine has reportedly sued the University of


Drug-resistant bacteria allegedly linked to industrial farm workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

A recent study examining the prevalence of methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA and MDRSA) among farm workers has reported


Study claims to link heavy diesel-exhaust exposure to lung cancer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

A recent National Cancer Institute (NCI) study concludes that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increases the risk of death from lung cancer


Court recognizes severe obesity as disability under ADA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2011

Denying an employer’s motions for summary judgment in an employment discrimination suit, a federal court in Louisiana has determined that severe obesity, regardless of its basis, qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act


Texas hospital refuses to hire employees with BMI exceeding 35
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Citizens Medical Center, located in Victoria, Texas, has reportedly instituted a prohibition on hiring any employee with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, or 210 pounds for an individual 5 feet, 5 inches tall or 245 pounds for someone 5-foot-10


Insurer claims policy does not cover diacetyl claim damages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

An insurer that issued commercial umbrella policies to a company that makes flavorings ingredients, including those used in butter-flavored microwave popcorn, is seeking a declaration that it has no obligation under those policies to defend or indemnify the company in lawsuits alleging respiratory injury from exposure to diacetyl


Workers’ comp deductibles at issue in pork employees’ neurological disease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

A Minnesota appeals court has reportedly decided a dispute over workers' compensation deductibles in favor of a pork processing company's insurance carrier in litigation arising from injuries to employees exposed to the mist from pig brain tissue


NIOSH seeks comments on criteria for setting occupational diacetyl exposure limit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) will hold a public meeting August 26, 2011, to solicit public input on a draft document titled “Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione.”


OSHA to revise employer reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries, amputations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses