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1 hr ago | ScienceBlogs

Final USDA poultry rule: Line speeds stay the same, but no word from...

For 17 years, Salvadora Roman deboned chickens on the processing line at Wayne Farms in Decatur, Alabama.

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

5 hrs ago | BeverageDaily

Ocean Spray expresses 'great sadness' over Nevada death

Ocean Spray has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that an employee died following a fatal accident at a fruit juice distribution center in Nevada, United States.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NV, Environmental Law, Law

6 hrs ago | Potomac Local

Updated: Dangerous Ammonia Levels inside Ice Center Drop, Ice Center Reopening

General Manager Bill Hutzler said the process to remove all traces of ammonia from the ice rinks has been a long but successful one.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

7 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

OK Company Cited For Fatal Cell Tower Collapse

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it cited S and S Communication Specialists Inc. for two serious violations stemming from the February incident at Clarksburg.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

CHELCO linemen are playing it safe

CHELCO's line crews are now using upgraded safety restraints to prevent falls from wooden poles.

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10 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Magid: Tips on setting up a home office

I recently set up a new home office, which not only involved countless trips to Ikea, but also having to deal with ergonomics -- something I hadn't thought much about since the last time I set up an office.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Business News

13 hrs ago | SFGate

Analytical Systems Int'l. KECO Announces Release of New Process Analyzer

Analytical Systems Int'l. KECO , a Houston-based gas refining, manufacturing and transporting processes analysis firm, recently released the 205 H2S in Crude Oil Analyzer , a process analyzer that will quantify the amount of Hydrogen Sulfide content in crude oil and other liquids.

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Related Topix: Business News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

PaintSquare

Welder Killed in Storage Tank Explosion

One worker is dead and three are injured after a storage tank exploded during welding work at a fish processing plant in Mississippi, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Moss Point, MS, Environmental Law, Law

West Virginia Metro

Company cited for February tower collapse in Harrison County

An Oklahoma company has been cited for two safety violations following the deaths of three people who were killed when a cell tower collapsed in Harrison County in February.

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Related Topix: Harrison County, WV, Clarksburg, WV

HAZMAT Magazine

EPA looks for feedback on 'Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security'

The Environmental Protection Agency has published a Request for Information to seek public comment on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program regulations and related programs.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Crain's Cleveland Business

OSHA cites Packaging Corporation of America's Akron plant for eight alleged safety violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Packaging Corporation of America for eight alleged safety violations, including what it called amputation hazards, at its Akron plant.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Packaging Corporation Of America, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Akron, OH, Employment / Labor Law, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

WBEN-AM Buffalo

Tonawanda Coke Fined for January Explosion

Tonawanda Coke Corp. and Kirchner LLC face a total of $161,100 in fines from OSHA after a January explosion at the 3875 River Road plant in Tonawanda.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Explosion, Environmental Law, Law

ProPublica

Lobbyists Bidding to Block Government Regs Set Sights on Secretive White House Office

When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Office of Management and Budget that conducts much of its business in secret.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

MainStreetNews.com

Job fair being held Thurs. for Home Goods

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Home Goods recruit workers for a new distribution center in Jefferson Thursday, July 31. The recruitments will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St. The company is recruiting an operations manager, human resources supervisor, a training specialist, a systems support ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Don't Wait Until an Accident Happen To Be Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration states employers are responsible to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that would cause harm to employees and could result in accidents, injury or death.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Environmental Law, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Man dies in FSU construction accident

A subcontractor died following a construction site accident at Florida State University's campus Monday.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, Criminal Defense Law, Law

JD Supra

Protecting Workers From Heat Stress

Did you know that an employer's "duty to provide a safe workplace" under OSHA includes protecting employees from illness caused by heat stress? Heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat rash are just some of the dangers posed to employees during extreme heat or in direct sunlight.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Switched

Obama Expected To Sign Executive Order On Federal Contractor Workplace Conditions

President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order on Thursday seeking enhanced workplace conditions and rights for federal contract workers, three separate sources have told The Huffington Post.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

KHGI

Company to Contest Citations from OSHA for Omaha Plant Collapse

International Nutrition Inc. says it will contest citations issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration over the January collapse of an Omaha plant that killed two employees and injured several others.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Manufacturing.net

Company To Fight Penalties In Omaha Plant Collapse

A livestock feed company intends to contest citations and proposed penalties issued by federal safety regulators after the collapse of an Omaha plant that killed two employees.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

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