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28 min ago | Painting/Wallcovering Contractor
Architects, engineers and designers will get a break, but other building industry employers will face additional injury reporting requirements under new rules announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
1 hr ago | KOLD-TV Tucson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Authorities say that four people were burned Sunday night in a grain-dust explosion at a Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff.
5 hrs ago | Santa Paula Times
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties areas through Tuesday, including Santa Paula. The alert of the dangerously hot weather expected was issued Sunday at about 2 p.m. when temperatures in Santa Paula were recorded as high as 104 degrees in some locations and "lows" of 92 degrees in others.
16 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
What started as a project to upgrade heating and air conditioning systems in the city's police station now has the city facing OSHA violations and possibly $50 million or more for a new building project. Michael Pollard , chief of staff to Mayor David Martin , with the heads of city engineering and administration, informed the Board of Finance this week there is a pressing need to do something at the police station about asbestos and water contamination after the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration uncovered eight violations.
McCann Technical School's administration said the new year is off to a solid start. Principal Justin Kratz told the School Committee on Thursday night that the freshman have already settled in.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.
State officials Friday halted an earthquake-related demolition project on Georgia Street after identifying unsafe conditions - including use of a crane that lacked proper certification. The California Division of Safety and Occupational Health issued an "order prohibiting use" for a crane in operation at 436 Georgia St., Cal/OSHA spokesman Peter Melton said.
A Schenectady contractor working on the Fage USA addition at the Johnstown Industrial Park was electrocuted Thursday morning when he came into contact with a live wire while on a platform, police said. Gifford said the accident occurred about 7:50 a.m. Thursday at the Fage addition site.
Build Group Inc. of San Francisco was fined $1,000 for removing or disabling sprinklers at the hotel, which went up in flames in a three-alarm fire Aug. 4 that injured seven construction workers. A spark, ember or flame from a welding torch being used in a second-floor crawl space caused the fire at 45 McAllister St., said Mindy Talmadge , a Fire Department spokeswoman.
A certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration instructor from Marmora has admitted selling more than 100 false safety certifications to New Jersey carpenters who never completed the required training, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Friday. Frederick Prinz, 38, of Marmora, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an making and selling fraudulent construction industry certification forms, known as "OSHA 30" cards.
Stocks are lower in afternoon trading as investors mull the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. Stocks have fallen this week after closing at a record high last Friday.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels appointed Bill Perry as the new director of the agency's Directorate of Standards and Guidance, effective Aug. 24, 2014. Perry most recently served as deputy director in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance.
Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. The agency, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends that people limit their benzene exposure to an average of 0.1 of a part per million during their shift.
The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Thursday that continued improvements in Hawaii's workplace safety and health regulation will result in DLIR's Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division reassuming responsibility for regulating Hawaii's General Industry. OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Thursday it cited condiments maker Supreme Oil Co.-South for almost $235,000 in penalties for failing to correct previously identified workplace hazards. According to a news release, OSHA cited the Englewood-based company for 14 safety and health violations following an inspection in March at the company's oil production facility in Brundidge, Ala.
Federal officials are proposing a $70,000 fine for a Wisconsin manufacturing plant after a machine crushed a worker's hand and partially amputated his thumb. The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday Loparex LLC has been cited for one safety violation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:14 pm
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