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The violent workplace

Last week a nurse, aide and police chief were killed at an Ohio nursing home, along with the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While it's impossible to prevent all tragic events, especially those involving an armed assailant entering the building despite an order of protection against him, there are ways to reduce the likelihood of workplace violence.


Wed, 24 May 2017 12:48:02 GMT

4th St. Office Complex Site Improvements

Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Property Management LLC are seeking proposals from qualified grading and paving Contractors for the grading, drainage and surfacing site improvements for the 4th Street Office Complex located in Tahlequah, OK at 1421 Wildcat Lane. All work to be done in accordance with drawings and specifications provided by CGA Engineers in Tulsa, OK.


Wed, 24 May 2017 08:31:41 GMT

[Webinar] OSHA Interpretations and Variances: Regulatory Strategies...

A new world has just taken hold in Washington, DC, and with it, we expect OSHA to be much more open to employers' views how regulatory programs should apply in their workplaces. This opens the door to regulatory strategies designed to obtain favorable OSHA interpretations of existing regulations, or perhaps even the availability of the historically rare regulatory variance.


Tue, 23 May 2017 20:34:11 GMT

As Interstate 11 progresses, asbestos monitoring continues

Lake Mead is seen behind where work continues on the Interstate 11 project under construction near Boulder City on Friday, May 19, 2017. With naturally occurring asbestos present where a portion of Interstate 11 is being built, special care is being taken to protect workers and nearby residents.


Tue, 23 May 2017 10:57:18 GMT

GDOL To Help Roper Corporation Recruit In Fort Oglethorpe

GDOL staff will be on site to assist applicants. Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, all applicants must be at least 18 years old.


Tue, 23 May 2017 06:20:46 GMT

New York Construction Company Owner Indicted for Manslaughter

The owner of a Bedford-Stuyvesant construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall collapsed at an excavation site, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. " Construction site deaths such as his are becoming all too common as builders ignore safety protocols and hire untrained workers to maximize profits," said Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in a statement.


Tue, 23 May 2017 01:54:20 GMT

Ohio Steel Plant Faces $280K Fine for Safety Violations

A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the proposed fine Friday against Republic Steel in Canton, which is 65 miles south of Cleveland.


Mon, 22 May 2017 21:23:26 GMT

Hoffa: Postponing OSHA injury rule data collection will hurt workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to delay implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that mandates workplace injury reporting. 'The abrupt action by the Department of Labor to postpone OSHA's 2016 'Injury Tracking' regulation - requiring employers' reporting of their public information about worker injuries - is very troubling.


Mon, 22 May 2017 16:54:38 GMT

Sheriff: 3 deaths in Florida storm-water drain accidental

Investigators have determined three Florida Keys road workers died accidentally in a storm-water drain filled with poisonous gases earlier this year. The Citizen reports the Monroe County Sheriff's Office concluded its investigation into the Jan. 16 deaths without finding evidence to support criminal charges.


Mon, 22 May 2017 14:39:13 GMT

After Billerica auto-auction tragedy, lawsuits and questions loom

It all came to a head on May 3, when tragedy struck the auto auction off Rangeway Road; five people have since died and seven others were injured in the crash at Lynnway -- involving an employee without a valid license. After the state and workplace investigations wrap up, what's next for Lynnway? A tsunami of lawsuits, lawyers have predicted.


Mon, 22 May 2017 12:21:48 GMT

Global Automotive Parts Die-Casting Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

The Global Automotive Parts Die-Casting market accounted for $7.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2022 growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.8% during the forecast period 2014 to 2022. The growing automobile industry and amalgamation of lightweight parts in automobiles has influenced the market growth.


Mon, 22 May 2017 10:12:23 GMT

MetroAtlanta Ambulance hires director of Safety Risk Management

Cobb-based ambulance provider, MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service announced its recent hire of Mike Ellington to the position of director of Safety Risk Management.


Sat, 20 May 2017 21:45:28 GMT

Vacuum Capacitors Market Technological Breakthroughs 2026

Vacuum Capacitor are devices that uses high vacuum instead of air or any other insulating material, as dielectric medium. Vacuum capacitor is generally used in high voltage applications such as high powered broadcast transmitters, large antenna tuners and amateur radio RF amplifiers among others.


Sat, 20 May 2017 17:25:49 GMT

Chamber hosts Logan County Safety Awards Breakfast

The Logan County Safety Council honored local businesses and industries for their prevention of occupational accidents and disease at the Annual Logan County Safety Awards Breakfast Thursday morning at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. In conjunction with Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene, members with the highest safety records are honored at this annual awards event.


Sat, 20 May 2017 12:47:40 GMT

Tesla moans about media as it fights workers' union efforts

Tesla's position is clear: the California electric-car maker doesn't feel a union is needed to protect its factory workers from what it claims are only anecdotal stories about worker safety and wage levels. Last weekend, Tesla continued to punch back at United Auto Workers organizating efforts at its assembly plant in Fremont, California, according to The Silicon Valley Business Journal .


Sat, 20 May 2017 08:19:33 GMT

OSHA Announces Delay To Electronic Recordkeeping Rule - Scheduled...

Employers will be relieved, at least temporarily, of the requirement to file injury information through an electronic recordkeeping system that was scheduled to take effect this July 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration , which had issued a rule requiring the posting of such information for most employers in May 2016, announced yesterday that the filing deadline will be postponed for an undetermined period of time. Many had expected the Trump administration to delay implementation, or Congress to deny funding to the program, so this news does not necessarily come as a surprise.


Sat, 20 May 2017 03:41:28 GMT

OSHA Proposes $280K Fine For Steel Plant Safety Violations

A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery.


Sat, 20 May 2017 01:23:51 GMT


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