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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker

    Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker
    State officials fined an aviation services company $77,250 on Wednesday for five safety violations related to the death of a baggage worker in February at Los Angeles International Airport. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health...
  • SeaWorld drops appeal in safety ruling over dead orca trainer

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - SeaWorld Entertainment has ended its appeal of a federal safety agency's citation in connection with the 2010 death of one of its killer whale trainers, the company has told investors. "We have elected not to pursue further...
  • Elevator repairman dies in fall

    The job called for routine elevator maintenance at the New York Avenue Apartments, a 15-story building of elderly and disabled residents in Atlantic City, N.J. A crew arrived Friday morning: Brian Jacome, 25, and a co-worker, his brother, police said....
  • 'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges

    'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges
    Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant. Sedrish on...
  • SeaWorld won't appeal ruling keeping whale trainers out of water

    SeaWorld won't appeal ruling keeping whale trainers out of water
    SeaWorld Entertainment has decided not to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a citation barring trainers from performing with its killer whales. The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it has...
  • Human error led to fatal well explosion in Greene County, DEP says

    Human error by an inexperienced natural gas well worker likely led to a February explosion and fatal fire on a Marcellus Shale drilling site in Greene County, the state Department of Environmental Protection said. The findings were part of a report...
  • Chicago Home Depot cited for OSHA violations

    A Home Depot on North Kimball Avenue in Avondale has been cited for OSHA violations, including lackof training and maintenance for industrial vehicles, and could face a fine of up to $110,700, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Occupational...
  • Spate of workplace deaths in Broward concerns contractors

    Spate of workplace deaths in Broward concerns contractors
    The number of people with jobs is not the only statistic on the rise in Broward. Also climbing: workplace fatalities. Since last month, at least six people have been killed in work accidents in the county, including four in the construction industry....
  • Authorities: 5 treated at Northampton recycling plant after foul odor detected

    Authorities: 5 treated at Northampton recycling plant after foul odor detected
    Something nasty dropped into someone's recycling bin likely sickened five people Monday at Greenstar Recycling in Northampton and triggered a massive emergency response. Shortly after 11 a.m., dozens of ambulances and fire vehicles and officials with...
  • 40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says

    40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says
    California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about...