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Citing flextime, paid time off and telecommuting as factors leading to happier employees and more profitable companies, first lady Michelle Obama recently endorsed the Healthy Families Act. The legislation would permit employees to earn as many as seven sick days per year. Learn more about the bill at www.house.gov.
With objectives including ensuring a healthy work force, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released the National Health Security Strategy, a policy intended to help prepare for public health safeguarding in the event of a major emergency. Learn more at www.hhs.gov/aspr/opsp/nhss/index.html.
Congress recently approved the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes increased funding for occupational safety and health agencies. Among those benefiting are the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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