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DOE study: Hanford nuke site must improve its safety culture

December 4, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy still has work to do to improve its own safety culture. That’s the upshot of a recent study on the federal agency that heads environmental cleanup of nuclear waste across the country, including the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington.


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OSHA offers guidance for keeping Hurricane Sandy cleanup workers safe

November 1, 2012

As the disaster recovery response to Hurricane Sandy begins throughout much of the Eastern United States, OSHA says its field staff is working to provide assistance and support to those involved in the recovery effort.


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NTSB to meet on pipeline rupture and oil spill accident

Cleanup costs: $767 million and climbing
July 5, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet next week to determine the probable cause and consider safety recommendations for a pipeline rupture and oil spill accident last year in Michigan.
 


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Surgeon General urges oil spill workers to join national health study

June 1, 2012

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin recently rolled out new TV and radio public service announcements that invite Gulf oil spill cleanup workers and volunteers to participate in the GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study), a national effort to determine whether the oil spill contributed to physical or mental health problems.


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OSHA urges tornado cleanup workers to be careful

March 12, 2012

With tornado season in full swing,OSHA is taking steps to provide on-site and compliance assistance to people engaged in cleanup activities.


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Gulf spill health study reaches 10,000 participant mark

March 1, 2012

A long-term study on health effects experienced by Gulf oil spill cleanup workers has reached a milestone -- 10,000 participants -- but organizers still want more.


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Lessons from a disaster

February 3, 2012

The containment and cleanup of the massive crude oil spill that followed the fatal explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 involved tens of thousands of workers.


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Irene clean-up workers face special hazards

August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene may officially be over, but damage left in her wake poses special dangers for the thousands of workers and citizens tasked with cleanup and restoration activities.


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