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Fall protection FAQs

April 9, 2012

Question: We are looking to install a temporary horizontal lifeline system in our theatre. It is outdoors so we are would prefer the line to be galvanized aircraft cable instead of synthetic rope.


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Health advocates join forces to defend EPA pollution standard

April 5, 2012

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has joined the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and other leading organizations to formally oppose S.J. Res. 37, a resolution by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) that employs the Congressional Review Act to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants.


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MSHA publishes final rule on examinations in underground coal mines

April 4, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that the final rule "Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards" will be published in the April 6 issue of the Federal Register.


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Texas chemical fire ends with citations

April 4, 2012

A chemical company's woes didn't end with the fire that burned its blending plant to the ground.


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Ag co-op pleads guilty in worker's asphyxiation death

Company had safety program but didn't test atmosphere
April 3, 2012

An agricultural cooperative was sentenced last month in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska after admitting to safety violations that led to the death of an employee.


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EPA pollutants emission rule

Are your welding operations compliant?
April 2, 2012
The EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Rule 6x went into effect on July 25, 2011.


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Illegal and advance notice of mine inspections still going on, and on, and on....

March 31, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released details of a number of recent incidents showing that the problem of advance notice of inspections is still...a problem.


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Hazards abound at Chicago meatpacking company

March 30, 2012

A Chicago meat processing company should be very familiar with some of the safety citations it recently received from OSHA; they've been penalized for committing the same violations in the past.


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Wisconsin contractor earns more citations for lack of fall protection

March 30, 2012

OSHA inspectors who witnessed workers exposed to fall hazards at several commercial roofing projects began an investigation that resulted in a half dozen safety violations and $121,660 in fines against the contractor.


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Ohio areospace workers risked amputation

March 29, 2012

OSHA has cited Jay-Em Aerospace Inc. with 18 safety and health violations, including one willful safety violation for failing to provide adequate machine guarding on equipment at the aircraft landing gear manufacturer's Cuyahoga Falls facility.


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