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14 min ago | Construction Equipment

Contractor Pays Nearly $1 Million to Fired Whistleblowers

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Worker Action Ends in OSHA Citations

A federal health and safety inspection spawned by worker protests at New Orleans' largest housing redevelopment project has resulted in citations against four contractors.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Construction Equipment Guide

Crane Inspectors of CICB Must Pass NCCCO Exams

Crane owners know that a third-party crane inspection performed by an experienced and certified inspector can decrease the crane's maintenance cost and downtime along with detecting emerging problems with the equipment before it becomes an issue and affects job performance.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Trinadad Express

OSHA finds breaches at court

THE Occupation Safety and Health Agency has found several breaches at the San Fernando Magistrates' Court, even as members of staff continue to stay off the job, citing health and safety concerns.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

KXLY-TV Spokane

Kalispell Walmart employee falls off ladder, dies

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after an employee at the Kalispell Walmart fell from a ladder and died.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Chambersburg Public Opinion

OSHA: Bus contractor exposes drivers to dog waste

Baer Buses, 8766 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, has paid an $1,800 fine to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for two "serious" health violations that affected about 20 employees.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

Rail Hazmat Chemical/Emergency Response Training Programs for 2014-15

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting five HazMat/Chemical Emergency Response Training Programs in 2014 and 2015.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Houston, TX

Boise Weekly

This is Labor Rights Week

Monday marks the beginning of Labor Rights Week, an effort to increase awareness about rights and responsibilities under U.S. labor laws.

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PaintSquare

Construction Tabs Silica Plan at $3.9B

Unworkable, unaffordable and unnecessary is the construction industry's final judgment on a federal proposal to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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Related Topix: Construction, Environmental Law, Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Coatings World

ACA Petition Seeks Relief from OSHA Implementation Dates for Labels and SDS

On Aug. 12, the American Coatings Association along with eight other trade associations sent a letter to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration petitioning the agency to provide relief from the implementation dates for labels and Safety Data Sheets under the Hazard Communication Standard for chemical product formulators.

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Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

OSHA Hits Roofer 5th Time in 3 Years

A roofing contractor already in arrears to federal authorities for more than $110,000 in fines is now facing new violations and a hefty new penalty.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

WMTW-TV Auburn

Tuesday morning headlines from WMTW News 8

HELLO AND WELCOME BACK TO NEWS-8 NOW, I'M STEVE MINICH IN RUMFORD,,,, A WORKER AT THE NEWPAGE PAPER MILL WAS KILLED MONDAY AFTERNOON IN A WORKPLACE ACCIDENT.

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Related Topix: Prison

RISI

Contactor killed in accident at NewPagea s Rumford mill in Maine [From the web]

Rumford police and officials from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating a death at a mill owned by NewPage Corporation in Rumford.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Maine

ScienceBlogs

Not an "accident": Elbert C. Woods, 45, suffers fatal...

Elbert C. Woods, 45, suffered fatal traumatic injuries on Thursday, August 21 while working at Cleveland Track Material .

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Sys-Con Media

Mom Brands Utah Manufacturing Facility Earns Prestigious Osha Sharp...

"The Tremonton MOM Brands facility is a shining example of a workplace that fosters a safe and healthy environment for its employees," said Hayashi.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Occupational Safety and Health Admini...

OSHA, NIOSH announce recommended practices to protect temporary workers' safety and health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

FRA funds two grants to mitigate risk among short line railroads hauling hazardous materials

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Railroad Administration today funded two grants totaling $350,000 to support development of a Short Line Safety Institute.

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Daily Herald

Indiana highway worker killed when hit by tire rim

State safety officials are investigating the death of a northwestern Indiana county highway department worker who was killed when a tire rim blew off a road grader.

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Related Topix: Benton County, IN

Sun Aug 24, 2014

PaintSquare

Contractor Must Rehire Whistleblower

The contractor that is removing 177 underground storage tanks from the U.S.'s largest nuclear site has been ordered to reinstate an employee who had voiced safety and environmental concerns.

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

Los Angeles Times

Ride-sharing firms shift into overdrive to kill insurance bill

Ruth Grayson is a driver for the ridesharing service Lyft. Lyft and similar companies such as Uber are working to kill a California insurance bill backed by insurers and taxi firms.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Environmental Law, Law

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