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News on OSHA continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | WALA

Save yourself from the heat

Our bodies naturally cool themselves by sweating, but when temperatures start hitting temperatures in the 80's and higher, sweating isn't enough.

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Related Topix: The 80'S, Pop/Rock

7 hrs ago | Utility Products

Thinking Differently about Target Zero

Over the past decade, many companies and utilities centered the goal of safety to target zero.

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Related Topix: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)

11 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Freedom Industries Fined Whopping $11,000 For Poisoning Water of 300,000 People, Because Freedom

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds of OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left over 300,000 West Virginians without safe water , one in five people with reported health issues, and local businesses down an estimated $61 million.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Weather, US News, Liberal Political News

13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Former Richmond Heights pool employees: Rec director ignores safety concerns, violates OSHA laws, told employees she's been to jail

Former Richmond Heights pool employees alleged at a meeting Tuesday that Recreation Director Deniese Spencer has failed to handle safety concerns at the local pool, including low chlorine levels and a raccoon problem.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

18 hrs ago | Construction Equipment

Brooklyn Contractor Cited for Demolition Site Hazards

Workers demolishing a three-unit, three-story residential building in Brooklyn's Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section were exposed to potentially fatal falls due to their employer's failure to provide and ensure the use of lifesaving fall protection, according to OSHA.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Trinadad Express

Red card for PSA in Immigration fiasco

Last week, Public Services Association president Watson Duke was praising his members for returning to work out of their sense of duty.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

NBC Los Angeles

Parkgoers Head to Magic Mountain After Roller Coaster Mishap

The Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain remained closed Tuesday afternoon as safety inspectors checked the scene after a group of riders got stuck one night earlier.

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WLUK-TV Green Bay

Tree toppled onto coaster; left riders dangling

An entire tree fell onto a roller coaster's tracks in California, dislodging the front car and keeping nearly two dozen riders hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours, according to the state agency that investigates workplace accidents.

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WALA

Officials propose penalties in Ala. worker deaths

Federal labor officials have issued safety violations to a construction company after two men working on a Montgomery freeway overpass fell to their deaths.

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Daily Kos

Temp worker killed on the job 13 days after managers removed safety device

This is a safety screen that could have saved a man's life if it hadn't been removed by management.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Train Disaster, Environmental Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Truthdig

Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days Before Temp Worker Buried Alive

Inside the sugar plant in Fairless Hills, Pa., nobody could find Janio Salinas, a 50-year-old temp worker from just over the New Jersey border.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Train Disaster, US News, Liberal Political News

Python

osha.oira 2.2.16

OiRA is a comprehensive, easy to use and cost-free web application. It helps micro and small organisations to put in place a thorough step-by-step risk assessment process - from the identification and evaluation of workplace risks, through decision making on preventive actions and the completion of these actions, to continued monitoring and ... (more)

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Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

AM planners give nod to cell tower plan

Calling all Anna Maria residents with a cellphone: The days of dropped calls and no bars for service are numbered.

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Related Topix: Anna Maria, FL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Post-Tribune

Mill fined $7,000 in worker's death

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor agreed last month to pay a $7,000 state fine following an investigation into the scalding death of a mill employee Feb. 8. Robert "Lane" Watts, 62, of Westville, died March 20 at the University of Chicago Medical Center from burns after falling into scalding water in a sinkhole near his work site.

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The Star Press

West Virginia company fined $11K in chemical spill

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, a truck hauling chemicals from Freedom IndustriesA Elk River facility in Charleston, W.Va., backs into a spot in Nitro, W.Va.

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Related Topix: Charleston, WV

Samoa News

OSHA launches program to reduce...

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching next month a local emphasis program in American Samoa, Hawai'i, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with the operation of automotive lifts.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Northern Mariana Islands, Honolulu, HI

Environmental Leader

Chemical Facility Safety - What the President's Executive Order Means

Last August, President Obama issued an Executive Order to agencies with responsibilities for chemical facility safety .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Employment / Labor Law

Business Journal

McKees Rocks Industrial to pay former employee $100K

McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises Inc. and company President James T. Lind agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging the illegal termination of a general laborer, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday.

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

Python

osha.oira 2.2.15

OiRA is a comprehensive, easy to use and cost-free web application. It helps micro and small organisations to put in place a thorough step-by-step risk assessment process - from the identification and evaluation of workplace risks, through decision making on preventive actions and the completion of these actions, to continued monitoring and ... (more)

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

ProPublica

Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker's Death

Janio Salinas was buried alive in sugar. A newly released accident report and an undercover investigation by Univision reveal the obstacles OSHA faces in its temp worker safety initiative.

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Related Topix: Fairless Hills, PA, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

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