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35 min ago | ThinkProgress

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new regulations have even been filed , let alone passed, according to the Texas Tribune.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Explosion, West, TX, Fire

4 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

JVS carpentry lab air quality tests come back clean

Lorain County Joint Vocational School officials are pleased that two carpentry lab air quality and particulate tests showed no concerns.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Feds targeting Arizona construction sector over what they call lax safety guidelines

Arizona's guidelines for protecting residential construction workers from dangerous falls on the job site are under intense scrutiny by the federal government.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Senator Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Raid on brass processor attributed to lack of subservience to government

A late March raid on a Bozeman, Montana ammunition case processor was due more to the company not showing proper deference to government regulators than it was about lack of compliance with environmental rules, the head a statewide gun rights group charged in a press release Tuesday .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

The Times-Picayune

Iberville contractor defends against accusations of whistleblower retaliation, unsafe workplace

Durr Heavy Construction fired back Wednesday against accusations by several workers at the Iberville Housing redevelopment site that the company had created an unsafe work environment and that one of its subcontractors threatened the life of a whistleblower who reported the alleged violations.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law

KGWN

Wyoming OSHA proposes $210,000 in fines for Sinclair Refinery

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Salt Lake City-based Sinclair Oil for seven violations stemming from a September 2013 incident at the Sinclair Refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Sinclair, WY, Explosion

HR Magazine

OSHA Issues Final Rule Addressing Electric Power Work

According to OSHA, the 40-year-old construction standard for electric power line work is being made consistent with the corresponding general industry standard .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Patch.com

La Mesa Firm Fined Following Fatal Tree-Triming Accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, fined La Mesa-based Three Frogs Inc. $91,865 following a fatal tree-trimming accident.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, La Mesa, CA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Workplace fatalities rise in Worcester County

In March, 75 workers died on the job nationwide, including one after being mauled by a bull, one engulfed by beans while cleaning a storage bin, another buried in an avalanche, another ejected from a golf cart and one killed by falling signs.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, North Brookfield, MA, Brookfield, MA

Utility Products

The Safety Price Tag

Since I retired, I felt it was important to make up for all the time I was away from home by spending more time with my wife.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Building Operating Management

Continental Control Systems' WattNode Revenue Modbus Meter Receives...

Continental Control Systems has announced that its WattNode Revenue Modbus electric energy and power meter has been certified to the requirements of the American National Standard for Electric Meters - Code for Electricity Metering: ANSI C12.1-2008.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tue Apr 15, 2014

State of Michigan

Johnson Technology, Inc. Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award...

April 15, 2014 Johnson Technology, Inc. located in Muskegon and Norton Shores was awarded the MVPP Star Award , the state's highest workplace safety and health award, from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration .

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Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Norton Shores, MI

WTOC-TV Savannah

Investigation into fatal Wayne County Train crash turned over to the DA

The investigation into the fatal train wreck in Wayne County that killed film crew member Sarah Jones has wrapped up on the law enforcement side.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KXII-TV Sherman

G.W. Exotic Zoo cited by OSHA for multiple violations

The G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple violations.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Sherman, TX, Austin College

Sys-Con Media

Keep your Building Compliant with New OSHA Regulations with 4 Over Electric

The long-awaited revisions to OSHA guidelines have finally been released, leading many building owners to turn to the team at 4 Over Electric for sage advice /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they're facing commercial, industrial or residential electrical issues, the electrician Los Angeles residents know to trust can trust can be found at 4 Over Electric.

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

Norwalk Citizen News

OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration .

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

Documents show the federal agency levied the penalty last week after a routine inspection of the North Portland site in late February.

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The Miami Herald

OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Milling Journal

Epstein Becker Green to Hold OSHA Briefing For Employers Across...

OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from huge increases in the numbers of inspections and citations characterized as "willful" or "repeat" to more criminal referrals.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Construction & Demolition Recycling

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health May 7-8 in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet May 7 and the full committee will meet May 8. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of ... (more)

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