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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Fumes raise concerns at Jordan Middle School

    Fumes raise concerns at Jordan Middle School
    Concerned about a persistent smell following the installation of a new roof at Jordan Middle School during the summer, officials moved a class out of one classroom and relocated 11 administrators and staff members from the campus’ main office...
  • Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill

    Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill
    The recent publication of Elmer J. Hall's "A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Steelmaking at Sparrows Point, Maryland," marks the last of his quartet of books chronicling the work and social history of the once heavily...
  • Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday

    Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday
    It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year. With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
  • Agency considers rule that could affect coal slag blasting at shipyards

    Agency considers rule that could affect coal slag blasting at shipyards
    WASHINGTON — The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of...
  • Death of civilian diver at APG ruled accidental

    Death of civilian diver at APG ruled accidental
    The U.S. Army has concluded that the death of a civilian diver at Aberdeen Proving Ground earlier this year was accidental, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press. George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, died Jan. 30 while performing routine...
  • Relative: Worker who died in sewer worried about hazards of job

    Relative: Worker who died in sewer worried about hazards of job
    Gustavo Briceno woke up Wednesday morning feeling something bad was about to happen, according to his family. That night, Briceno was doing maintenance in a sewer when heavy rains sent a surge of water down the pipe where he was working and swept him...
  • Robert B. Reich: The hollowing out of government

    The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
  • Terrifying Video Shows Killer Whale Attacking SeaWorld Trainer

    Terrifying Video Shows Killer Whale Attacking SeaWorld Trainer
    SAN DIEGO -- A video revealing an incident between a killer whale and its trainer at SeaWorld was released Tuesday during the SeaWorld v US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis trial. It happened in November 2006. Trainer Kenneth Peters, 39, was bitten and...
  • Investigators seek cause of chemical blasts in Louisiana

    State and federal investigators in Louisiana are working to uncover what caused fatal blasts at two different chemical plants in the span of two days. The second explosion took place Friday night at the CF Industries plant in Donaldsonville, a small...
  • Newton R. Russell dies at 85; veteran California legislator

    Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La CaƱada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A...
  • Safe at work? Deadliest jobs involve driving

    Safe at work? Deadliest jobs involve driving
    Police officers don’t have the most dangerous jobs. Working with machinery isn’t the safest of occupations, but it’s not the worst. Turns out, the deadliest profession belongs to sales reps and truck drivers. Last year, 683 such...