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2010-09-22 12:15:00

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today applauded Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels for their leadership in reducing work-related distracted driving. Solis on Tuesday announced several actions to address distracted driving for workers, such as OSHA investigating and issuing citations and penalties where necessary to end the practice when OSHA receives a credible complaint that an employer...

2010-07-23 14:59:00

--Former Employee who Reported Problems Files Whistle Blower Complaint-- SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Sodexo, one of the state's largest school contractors, for nine serious safety hazards that endangered workers and could have harmed students in the South Plainfield School District. The supervisor who alerted OSHA to these dangers has since been pushed out of his job. He filed a complaint with OSHA...

2010-06-03 13:50:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As forecasts predict temperatures into the upper 90's and over 100 in many areas of the state next week, Cal/OSHA urges employers to observe the precautions specified in the heat illness prevention regulation. "We have experienced an unseasonably cool season so far but employers across the state should be prepared for hot weather," said Department of Industrial Relations Director John C. Duncan. "Employers need to ensure that all...

2010-05-26 07:45:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has quietly incorporated new security features into the OSHA 10 and 30 hour wallet cards issued by trainers to students completing OSHA Outreach training courses. Since several states and many general contractors have made possession of an OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour card mandatory for workers on certain construction sites, there has been an explosion of cases where counterfeit cards were provided...

2010-05-12 15:52:00

Includes an Unprecedented Effort to Reach Outdoor Workers OAKLAND, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA today announces that it is taking a multi-faceted approach to protecting California's outdoor workers from heat illness and injuries that includes a combination of education, outreach and enforcement efforts. This campaign will be the first time Cal/OSHA has reached out to workers through paid radio and billboard advertisements to complement training provided to employers...

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...

2009-09-01 07:20:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven states now have laws on the books that require construction workers to complete the OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course before they can work on certain construction projects. The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1st, 2010. Most of the state laws restrict...

2009-06-22 16:55:35

Federal occupational safety officials propose fining Milk Specialties in Wisconsin $1.1 million for a string of serious violations. The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration began an investigation last December, responding to a complaint alleging a variety of safety hazards at the company's whey processing plant in Whitehall, Wis., OSHA said Monday in a release. Willful citations were issued for the employer's failure to comply with OSHA's confined space entry...

2009-04-29 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating a comprehensive rulemaking on combustible dust. OSHA will issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and convene related stakeholder meetings...

2006-12-12 18:00:55

HOUSTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Victims of the explosions and fires that ripped through the Formosa Plastics plastic resins and petrochemical manufacturing plant at Point Comfort, Texas, on October 6, 2005 filed suit in the County Court of Law, Calhoun County, Texas on December 1, 2006. The law firms of Christian, Smith & Jewell, and D. Miller & Associates, PLLC of Houston, Texas, and Marek, Griffin & Knaupp, LLP of Victoria, Texas represent the Plaintiffs. "A bunch of places...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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