Osha (Ligusticum porteri)

Saving Our Endangered Midwifery Allies

This article concerns about the danger of extinction of certain medicinal herbs that are used during the labor by professional midwives. Theses herbs are: black cohosh, blue cohosh, partridge-ber...

OSHA regs require precautions

Physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, and other employers must require their workers to follow "universal precautions" against contracting infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis B, according to regulations published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Under universal precautions, blood and certain other bodily fluids are assumed to be contaminated with HIV or other infectious agents. Therefore, workers must wear gloves and other forms of protection while performing activities likely to expose them to blood.

How much osha is out there?

While Elk Mountain Herbs attempts to develop methods for commercially growing osha, Healing Planet Herbs in Colorado is working on determining just how much of the plant is viably growing in the wild. In a proposal to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) on December 1, 2003, Healing Planet put forward the designs for a conservation and population study of osha in the Yampa River Basin in northwestern Colorado.

Research to Determine Osha's Economic Potential as a Sustainable Agricultural Crop

Reports on the joint effort by Elk Mountain Herbs, Inc. and research scientists at the University of Wyoming's Departments of Plant Sciences and Agricultural and Applied Economics to examine the...

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