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2011-07-21 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems' (IDS) facilities have recently earned Star distinction from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for superior workplace safety and health management programs. Star is the highest level of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certification possible. To achieve Star status, companies must demonstrate that they meet a high standard of criteria for safety and...

2011-06-30 20:00:00

In the news release, Cal/OSHA Continues Enforcement of Heat Illness Prevention Requirements, issued 30-Jun-2011 by California Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the release should read "...triple digits" rather than "...double digits" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Cal/OSHA Continues Enforcement of Heat Illness Prevention Requirements SAN FRANCISCO, June...

2011-06-30 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is getting tough on hazards in the so-called primary metals industries, and this means just about any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, writes LeClairRyan attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr., in a June 20 column on IndustryWeek.com. "This extraordinary level of scrutiny comes in the wake of what OSHA has described as...

2011-06-29 14:30:00

Locked out Metropolis uranium plant cited by OSHA, NRC, and EPA METROPOLIS, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honeywell uranium conversion facility where USW workers remain locked out for more than one year has once again been cited for violations by a federal agency. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the plant with 17 "serious" safety violations and a $119,000 fine on June 22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO)...

2011-06-21 17:35:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As temperatures rise across California on this first day of summer, the Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) is stepping up enforcement of heat illness prevention requirements at outdoor worksites across the state. "While we have seen growing compliance with the heat illness prevention regulations, all employers must continue to be vigilant and take necessary precautions to...

2011-06-06 09:54:00

Partnership includes UAW, ACH and MIOSHA WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels has signed an agreement renewing OSHA's partnership with Ford Motor Co., the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and Automotive Component Holdings LLC, and welcoming the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a new partner. "OSHA's...

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...

2010-11-17 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OSHA Pros Inc. announces the launch of a brand new website designed by seasoned OSHA professionals to make OSHA compliance simpler. This new OSHA website, http://www.osha.net, offers valuable information for obtaining on-site and online OSHA training courses, such as OSHA 10 hour training courses, OSHA 30 hour training courses, 8 hr, 24 hr, and 40 hr HAZWOPER training courses, confined space training, excavation competent person training, fall...

2010-10-05 11:03:00

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AK Steel today responded to allegations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of a small number of recordkeeping violations at the company's Middletown Works. The alleged violations followed a 7-month inspection by OSHA that took place at the plant from January 12, 2010 to August 11, 2010 under OSHA's Local Emphasis Program for primary metal producers. "Safety is AK Steel's highest priority, and our record...

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...


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