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OSHA notifies 14,000 employers of high injury/illness rates

May 7, 2006
About 14,000 employers have been notified by OSHA that injury and illness rates at their work sites are higher than average and that assistance is available to help them fix safety and health hazards.
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Abolish & rebuild FEMA, Senate panel suggests

May 2, 2006
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — the nation's beleaguered disaster response agency — should be abolished and rebuilt from scratch to avoid a repeat of multiple government failures exposed by Hurricane Katrina, a Senate inquiry has concluded.
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BP fined $2.4 million for safety violations at Ohio plant

May 2, 2006
In one of the largest penalties ever issued nationally by safety regulators, OSHA last week fined BP Products North America, Inc. more than $2.4 million for unsafe operations at the company's Oregon, Ohio, refinery.
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OSHA notifies 14,000 employers of high injury/illness rates

May 2, 2006
About 14,000 employers have been notified by OSHA that injury and illness rates at their work sites are higher than average and that assistance is available to help them fix safety and health hazards.
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McWane, four execs convicted of safety & enviro crimes

May 2, 2006
A McWane-owned company and four of its managers have been convicted in New Jersey on criminal counts ranging from polluting the Delaware River to intimidating workers and covering up details of a workplace fatality.
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Stress-busters: 13 tips to overcome stress at work

April 27, 2006
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the National Mental Health Association has developed some mental health tips to help all Americans, including workers, manage life’s day-by-day demands. Stress at work can lead to missed deadlines, trouble concentrating, reduced productivity and increased sick days, says NMHA (www.nmha.org).
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OSHA-related stings to nab illegals will end

April 27, 2006
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will no longer set up fake workplace safety meetings to apprehend illegal aliens, the Washington Times reports.
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Crane collapse deaths prove costly for contractor

April 27, 2006
Fru-Con Construction Corp. has paid a total of $11.25 million in wrongful death claims, attorney fees and other expenses to the families of three of four ironworkers killed in the 2004 collapse of a truss crane used to build the new I-280 bridge in Toledo, Ohio, the Toledo Blade reports.
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Job outlook: Career in safety may be safe bet

April 27, 2006
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is expected to increase as much as 17 percent through 2014.
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New ANSI standard steers workers to safe driving

April 8, 2006
Designed to help reduce roadway crashes and the high costs associated with them, the new ANSI Z15.1 Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations was approved in February by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), secretariat of the Z15 Accredited Standards Committee.
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