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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Record harvest raises risk of more grain-bin accidents

    LEWISTON, Minn. The corn wasn't flowing out of the grain bin any longer, so farmer John Daley stepped inside to look more closely. The corn clumped together and rose higher at the sides, and as Daley stepped onto an outer patch of grain, normally...
  • LAUSD's cautious approach to heat creates issues for football teams

    LAUSD's cautious approach to heat creates issues for football teams
    At 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District's athletics office sent an email to the athletic directors and assistant principals from its 83 schools informing them that all outside activities and practices were canceled because of...
  • Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona

    Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona
    A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected. The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix....
  • LAUSD criticized for not allowing night practices

    The Los Angeles Unified School District's decision not to allow evening football practices on Wednesday because of heat concerns has caused administrators and coaches to openly question the decision. "I'm about as cautious as it gets, and I think it's...
  • Lawmakers want to allow federal loans for technical career programs on shortage of skilled workers

    Lawmakers want to allow federal loans for technical career programs on shortage of skilled workers
    Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming might have economic differences, but senators from these four states see a common problem that could choke off any recovery: a lack of workers in the skilled trades. In Virginia, the challenge is evident in...
  • Four burned in explosion at Arizona pet food factory

    (Reuters) - Four contractors were burned on Sunday in an explosion at an Arizona pet food factory, a fire department official said. The workers were welding in a grain elevator at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff at around 4:30 p.m. when grain dust...
  • Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

    Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says
    Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The agency, which is...
  • Enfield Roofer Fined Nearly $300K; Failed To Equip Workers With Fall Protection In New Britain

    Federal authorities have fined an Enfield roofing contractor nearly $300,000 for willful safety violations at two New Britain work sites. The Gleason Roofing Co,, which has a history of serious violations, "deliberately and repeatedly" failed to use...
  • Baltimore County police cited for high lead levels at shooting range

    Baltimore County police cited for high lead levels at shooting range
    The Baltimore County Police Department plans to renovate its indoor shooting range in Lutherville after being cited for exposing employees to high concentrations of lead. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health issued the citations in May after...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers To Challenge Safety Charges

    The production company behind "Midnight Rider" will challenge proposed federal fines for workplace safety violations stemming from the Feb. 20 train accident that killed Sarah Jones and injured eight others. A spokesman for the Department of Labor's...
  • CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'
    Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year. CSX said in a...