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2014-06-07 23:02:25

It is important to read the label before adding sand to your child’s sandbox. Recent landmark legislation, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), requires lead testing for playsand and all toys marketed to children. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 It is important to read the label before adding sand to your child’s sandbox. Recent landmark legislation, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), requires lead testing for plays and and all toys...

2014-03-28 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Panels representing the United Steelworkers (USW) who are job safety specialists will each present testimony this morning at public hearings being held by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in support of a OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) proposed standard to protect workers from silica exposure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The two USW panels will include workers from facilities where...

2013-10-22 23:29:52

Contractors can eliminate the risk of inhaling concrete dust and easily follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new proposed regulations by grinding and cutting concrete with water. To responsibly dispose of the concrete slurry, Gelmaxx has a two-part system that safely removes the slurry while being EPA compliant. San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Many are aware of the harmful effects of concrete dust, aka crystalline silica, and make a conscious...

Exposure To Silica Dust Prompts Changes To Workplace Regulations
2013-08-25 05:05:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Long-anticipated rules that would limit exposure to silica dust in the workplace were proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Friday. According to Neela Banerjee of the Los Angeles Times, the new rules would cut exposure to the tiny particles in half. The proposal was developed “amid mounting evidence that current standards do not protect workers from increased risk of lung cancer and silicosis, a...

2013-05-29 23:28:04

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson are announcing the launch of the law firm's new fracking injury and information website Silicosis Fracking Lawsuits (http://www.silicosisfrackinglawsuits.com/). Hydraulic fracturing–or "fracking"–has been linked to an increased risk of silicosis and other respiratory diseases among oil and natural gas workers and those who live near fracking sites. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson is...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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