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3 hrs ago | Pharmaceutical Online

Respiratory Protection Equipment Vital To Operator Safety in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

At Interphex 2014, Todd and Todd interview Grant Rowe, Product Manager with Bullard to discuss the importance of respiratory protection equipment in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Environmental Law, Law

7 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Chevron hit with $24,000 in OSHA fines related to November explosion death at Pascagoula refinery

Chevron's Pascagoula refinery has been fined $24,000 related to the November explosion and fire that left one employee dead , according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Environmental Law, Law, Explosion, Pascagoula, MS

8 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Federal complaint against Wayne Farms cites dangerous, abusive conditions

A federal safety complaint is being filed against one of the largest poultry producing companies in the United States over claims that its plant employees are forced to work in dangerous conditions.

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Related Topix: Southern Poverty Law Center, Law, Environmental Law

10 hrs ago | Milling Journal

OSHA Cites CHS For Alleged Violations at MT Locations

Billings, MT-The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited CHS Inc. for 19 violations of workplace safety and health standards, including 14 serious, three repeat and two other-than-serious violations, at grain-handling facilities in Montana.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, CHS Inc, Environmental Law, Law, Billings, MT, Employment / Labor Law

11 hrs ago | McGraw-Hill Construction

Only Time Will Tell If OSHA Will Assume Control Of Arizona's Safety

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1307 Tuesday night in an attempt to counter a 2012 bill and prevent the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from asserting its federal oversight role over all industries in Arizona - including residential and commercial construction - but only time will tell whether it will be enough.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Environmental Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer

12 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Union Pacific ordered to reinstate injured worker

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday the railroad improperly terminated the North Platte employee after he reported an injury.

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

16 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."

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

20 hrs ago | Bakersfield.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News

WOWT-TV Omaha

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.

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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.

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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.

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

ThinkProgress

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.

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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.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Deadline

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 .

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Burbank, CA

CultureMap

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Blairsville, PA

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