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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Plane cleaners' strike in New York 'not just about Ebola,' union says

    Plane cleaners' strike in New York 'not just about Ebola,' union says
    Nearly 200 airplane cabin cleaners have gone on strike at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after they say their demands for improved health and safety measures to protect them from biohazards and diseases such as Ebola have been denied. The workers...
  • Newington Business Fined After Worker Loses Parts Of Fingers

    Newington Business Fined After Worker Loses Parts Of Fingers
    NEWINGTON -- Federal authorities have fined a local cabinet and staircase maker $60,200 after an April accident that cost a worker parts of two fingers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets for 16...
  • As economy spikes, stonemasons have their work cut out for them

    By Erinn Hutkin Gregg Hillier became a stonemason almost by accident. More than 30 years ago, while working in construction, Hillier started bringing home rocks from construction sites, hoping to use them to create a small front porch. Hillier soon...
  • Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?

    Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?
    United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights. Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Zable Stadium upgrade long overdue for William and Mary

    Zable Stadium upgrade long overdue for William and Mary
    Memories, one-liners and restroom horror stories abound regarding William and Mary's once-charming, grown-decrepit football stadium. Here's my favorite: Enthused by his team's play several years ago, a visiting assistant coach jumped from his chair in...
  • Sewer contractor on Glenview project cited for safety violations

    DiMeo Brothers Inc., an Elk Grove Village-based sewer contractor, was cited for three alleged safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday. The company faces proposed fines of $44,660. OSHA said it observed two...
  • Wet 'n Wild worker critical after being trapped underwater while cleaning pool

    Wet 'n Wild worker critical after being trapped underwater while cleaning pool
    A Wet 'n Wild worker is in critical condition after he was trapped under water while cleaning one of the pools at the theme park Tuesday morning, officials said. Orlando police responded at 10:07 a.m. to the "industrial accident" at the Universal...