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46 min ago | USA Today

Range where instructor killed by girl drew concerns

The Bullets and Burgers gun range at Arizona Last Stop fell silent this week. It was the week Lance Krig had both hoped for and feared since 2012.

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Related Topix: Lake Havasu City, AZ

4 hrs ago | Marine News

Brazilian PSVs Get Rolls-Royce Offshore Cranes

Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Platform Supply Vessels presently under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Community rallies behind Violi family amid investigation of accident that severed employeea s arm

An ongoing investigation of an industrial accident at Violi's Restaurant by the state Attorney General's Office has led the family that owns the business to seek community support.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

GR gun expert on nine-year-old fatal Uzi shooting: a oestupid, foolisha

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - It's a shocking tragedy that's made headlines around the country: a nine-year-old girl accidentally shooting and killing a weapons instructor at a gun range in Arizona on Monday.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

HR Magazine

OSHA Publishes Temp Worker Safety Best Practices

The joint responsibilities of staffing agencies and host employers to protect temporary workers from safety and health hazards on the job are assembled in a new guidance .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

jdsupra.com

Hospital's Failure to Abate Patient and Visitor Violence Against Employees Results in OSHA Penalty

Hospitals, remarkably, are one of the most hazardous places to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers have an estimated rate of 8.3 assaults per 10,000 workers compared to an estimated 2 assaults per 10,000 workers in the overall work environment.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Medicine, Nursing

WISN-TV

No charges after girl, 9, kills gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.

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Related Topix: Guns

Safety Online

Pennsylvania OSHA Recognizes Cintas Location In Pittsburgh As A 'Star' In Safety

Cintas Corporation announced that its rental location in Pittsburgh has received Voluntary Protection Program Star certification from the Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Administration .

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Related Topix: Apparel, Cintas

MLive.com

Two 632-pound metal guards fell on, and crushed, John Crowley Inc. employee, state officials say

A steel plate that killed a John Crowley Inc. employee Monday fell from a shot blast machine the man was operating, according to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Printing Impressions

Contracted Worker Falls to His Death at NewPage Plant

Local police and officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are looking into the circumstances that caused a contract worker to fall to his death at NewPage Corp.'s paper mill here.

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Construction Equipment

Contractor Pays Nearly $1 Million to Fired Whistleblowers

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Environmental Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Worker Action Ends in OSHA Citations

A federal health and safety inspection spawned by worker protests at New Orleans' largest housing redevelopment project has resulted in citations against four contractors.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Construction Equipment Guide

Crane Inspectors of CICB Must Pass NCCCO Exams

Crane owners know that a third-party crane inspection performed by an experienced and certified inspector can decrease the crane's maintenance cost and downtime along with detecting emerging problems with the equipment before it becomes an issue and affects job performance.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Trinadad Express

OSHA finds breaches at court

THE Occupation Safety and Health Agency has found several breaches at the San Fernando Magistrates' Court, even as members of staff continue to stay off the job, citing health and safety concerns.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

KXLY-TV Spokane

Kalispell Walmart employee falls off ladder, dies

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after an employee at the Kalispell Walmart fell from a ladder and died.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Chambersburg Public Opinion

OSHA: Bus contractor exposes drivers to dog waste

Baer Buses, 8766 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, has paid an $1,800 fine to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for two "serious" health violations that affected about 20 employees.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014-15

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting five HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs in 2014 and 2015.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Houston, TX

Boise Weekly

This is Labor Rights Week

Monday marks the beginning of Labor Rights Week, an effort to increase awareness about rights and responsibilities under U.S. labor laws.

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PaintSquare

Construction Tabs Silica Plan at $3.9B

Unworkable, unaffordable and unnecessary is the construction industry's final judgment on a federal proposal to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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Related Topix: Construction, Environmental Law, Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Coatings World

ACA Petition Seeks Relief from OSHA Implementation Dates for Labels and SDS

On Aug. 12, the American Coatings Association along with eight other trade associations sent a letter to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration petitioning the agency to provide relief from the implementation dates for labels and Safety Data Sheets under the Hazard Communication Standard for chemical product formulators.

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