Latest Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Stories

2013-11-01 23:02:52

Cintas' Portland location received a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Cintas Corporation, a leader in secure document management services, today announced its Portland location received a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Since the Cintas Portland...

2011-04-13 18:51:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal OSHA yesterday released a hazard alert to hair salon owners and workers nationwide about potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing products. OSHA regulates formaldehyde as a cancer causing substance, and formaldehyde is listed as a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer (Prop 65 List). Formaldehyde also irritates the skin, eyes, throat and respiratory system, and can cause asthma and skin...

2010-11-02 05:18:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research conducted by The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given salon owners and stylists a reason to exercise caution when performing hair straightening treatments like Brazilian keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts. Throughout the months of September and October, a number of salons in the Portland, Oregon area submitted samples of Brazilian blowout solutions to Oregon Health and Science University's Center for...

2010-09-30 20:14:16

Oregon Health & Science University's Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) is responding to concerns raised by Portland-area hair salons about a product used for hair straightening. CROET has issued two public alerts describing its findings on the possible negative health impacts of this product. The product being tested is called Brazilian Blowout. After receiving two samples from Portland-area salons, CROET asked the Department of Consumer and Business...

2010-08-12 13:35:00

Penalty stems from 2005 explosion at Texas City, Texas, refinery WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others. The agreement resolves failure-to-abate citations issued after a 2009 follow-up investigation. In...

2009-10-29 12:48:00

Federal OSHA to review all state plan programs WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jordan Barab, acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), today told a Congressional committee that the serious shortcomings discovered during his agency's evaluation of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration's safety program raised concerns about federal OSHA's monitoring of all state plan states. Barab...

2009-04-15 14:00:00

Facility Earns OSHA VPP "STAR" Designation BROOKS, Ore., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) and a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, today announced its Covanta Marion facility has earned "STAR" status in the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division Voluntary Protection Program (Oregon...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

A conference focusing on the improvement of workplace safety is coming to Central Oregon next month. The Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference will be held September 17 and 18 at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond. The event is for workers and employers who wish to improve the safety and health performance of their workplace. The conference is a joint effort of the Central Oregon Safety and Health Association and Oregon OSHA. Exhibits showing new safety and health products and...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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