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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Conflicting polls could portend dicey decisions for College Football Playoff committee

     Conflicting polls could portend dicey decisions for College Football Playoff committee
    Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics. In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
  • Firm faces fine over historical firehouse renovation

    Firm faces fine over historical firehouse renovation
    Workers renovating a historic firehouse on the Near North Side of Chicago were exposed to both asbestos and electrical hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday. One willful citation and...
  • 'The walking ATM': Being a cab driver is dangerous

    'The walking ATM': Being a cab driver is dangerous
    Driving a taxi sits among the most dangerous occupations, according to federal statistics, and seems to consistently snag a spot on lists of most stressful jobs. Cab drivers work long hours while scanning the streets for potential passengers and dealing...
  • 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...