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OSHA Cites Sabina Farmers Exchange (OH) For Exposing Workers to Grain Bin Entrapment Danger

Sabina, OH-Three employees of Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc. in Wilmington were found working inside a grain storage bin while a mechanical sweep auger, a machine used to push grain remaining at the bottom of a storage bin toward the bin's opening, was operating.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Sabina, OH

Thu Jul 10, 2014

ScienceBlogs

Not an "accident": Chandler Warren suffers fatal...

Chandler Warren, 19, suffered fatal traumatic injuries on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 while working at FedEx's World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

ProPublica

Senator Asks OSHA About Temp Worker Buried Alive In Sugar

In a letter to OSHA, U.S. Senator Robert Casey asks whether the agency has the tools to ensure that temp workers are protected in the workplace.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Senator Bob Casey, Fairless Hills, PA, Train Disaster

Fine Homebuilding

Construction Industry Fatalities Increase

Construction industry fatalities increased in 2012 to a rate of 9.9 per 100,000 workers, more than 8% greater than a year earlier, according to an AFL-CIO report.

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Related Topix: Construction

CBS Local

Construction Workers To Call On LA Developer To Use 'Ethical Contractors'

Construction workers including Latino immigrants and their supporters Thursday were expected to rally outside the offices of a Los Angeles developer to call on the firm to provide safer conditions to workers.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Environmental Law, Law

Just-food.com

US: Kellogg co-operating with safety probe after worker dies

Kellogg is cooperating with a US Occupational Health and Safety Administration probe following the death of an employee after an accident at its manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia.

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Related Topix: Kellogg, Food, Agriculture, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA

Republican Journal

10 Hour OSHA Safety Course

Please join us on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 8am-2:30pm and Friday, July 11, 2014 from 8 am-12 noon.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KOMO News

First pot customer in Spokane says he was fired

A man who waited in line overnight to be the first customer at Spokane's first legal marijuana shop says he was fired for his efforts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Testing, Labor Realty, Human Resources, Environmental Law, Law

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

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)

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

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

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

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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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