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2 hrs ago | JD Supra

OSHA, the New Fracking Sheriff in Town

On February 13, 2013, the San Antonio Express-News published an article titled "Eagle Ford pay is high, but work can be fatal."


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Texas, Oil & Gas

6 hrs ago |

State clears PG&E to finish demolition

PG&E has received permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to continue with the remaining demolition at the Kern Power Plant site near Rosedale Highway and Coffee Road in Bakersfield.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, California, Bakersfield, CA, Environmental Law, Law

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Three Fix50 workers hurt in a unusuala construction accident

Day two of the Fix50 project downtown provided little drama for commuters, as traffic mostly flowed smoothly.


Related Topix: UC Davis

Greenwich Citizen

Senate approves workers' history curriculum

A seemingly minor bill that would include labor history and free market capitalism in the public school curriculum sent the state Senate into a 90-minute debate Wednesday on the U.S. Constitution, balancing checkbooks and the 27th anniversary of the building collapse that killed 28 construction workers in Bridgeport.


Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT, Environmental Law, Law, Trumbull, CT

HR Magazine

OSHA Launches Retail-Sector Emphasis Program in Pacific

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced April 14, 2014, the launch of a local emphasis program in the U.S. Pacific region's retail industry to reduce workplace deaths and injuries.


Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News


UP Ordered to Compensate Injured Worker

The Union Pacific Railroad has been ordered to reinstate an injured employee and pay the worker more than $85,000 in damages in a clash over an injury on the job.


Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Environmental Law, Law

CBS Local

Feds Seek $211K In Fines From Minn. Company

Federal safety regulators are proposing $211,000 in fines for a Minnesota agriculture company that authorities say repeatedly failed to make sure workers weren't exposed grain dust hazards in Montana.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, CHS Inc

The Huffington Post

Would You Like Salmonella With That? It's Time to Dump the 'Filthy Chicken Rule'

Imagine you go into work tomorrow and learn you have to produce 25 percent more work in the same amount of time, without any additional resources.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Food Science


Deadly Fertilizer Explosion 'Should Never Have Occurred'...

The explosion at a fertilizer in West, Texas that killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200 others last April would have been prevented if there had been better oversight and regulations , according to preliminary findings from an investigation by the Chemical Safety Board released on Tuesday evening.


Related Topix: Explosion, West, TX, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Liberal Political News

Daily Record

State can't lapse in protecting worker safety

We remember the working men and women whose lives were needlessly cut short due to workplace hazards and inadequate safety precautions, and those who suffered on-the-job injuries.


Tue Apr 22, 2014


After Sarah Jones Death, IATSE Locals Set Safety Rights Seminar For May 4

Safety issues are starting to take center stage across the entertainment industry in the wake of Sarah Jones ' death on the set of Midnight Rider .


Related Topix: Entertainment, Burbank, CA


Local animal rights expert discusses Blackfish, SeaWorld and the human-animal relationship

Brancheau, a trainer, was killed by the orca Tilikum in 2010, an incident that became the subject of the documentary Blackfish.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Environmental Law, Law, Texas State University, Life, Food, Vegan, Journalism

Connecticut Post

L'Ambiance victims didn't die in vain

April 23, 1987, is a date that will be always be remembered in Bridgeport. That's the day when greed and expediency trumped worker safety.


Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT, Opinion

Construction Equipment

OSHA Cites Paving Contractor After Worker Death

OSHA has cited K. Dolan Corp of Blairsville, Pa., with 17 safety violations, including nine serious, following the Oct. 22, 2013 death of a worker.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Blairsville, PA


Cal/OSHA Fines Butler Amusements over $100,000 for Willful Violations at Big Fresno Fair

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Cal/OSHA Fines Butler Amusements over $100,000 for Willful Violations at Big Fresno Fair

The compromised rides included the Giant Wheel and Flying Bobs rides at the Big Fresno Fair last October.


Jail PG&E Execs Say Protesters At PG&E Federal Criminal Indictment In San Francisco

No Nukes Action, Fukushima Response, United Public Workers For Action joined together at the Federal indictment hearing of PG&E for criminal penalties for the San Bruno gas explosion and deaths.


Related Topix: Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

Mon Apr 21, 2014

National Provisioner

Perdue's Cromwell, Ky., operation associates achieve safety milestone

Associates at Perdue's Cromwell operation achieved a safety milestone on March 27, 2014, after working one million production hours without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable lost-time case.


Related Topix: Cromwell, KY, Environmental Law, Law

Lansing State Journal

BWL commissioner cites 'pattern' of withholding information from board

LANSING Failing to disclose workplace safety violations at the Wise Road facility was part of a pattern of Board of Water & Light management withholding information from commissioners, Board Vice Chairman Dennis Louney alleged Monday.


Lakeland Times

Minocqua, Wisc

In today's edition, we report on congressional concerns that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is engaging in regulatory overreach on any number of fronts, from actively aiding and abetting union organizing campaigns to picking on small family farmers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Dennis Kucinich