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Safety And Security

Chemicals cause stir at high school

July 8, 2010
NEWARK, OH — Janitor sent to hospital after possible interaction between cleaning supplies, other agent.
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State faults custodians for asbestos work

June 28, 2010
SHRUB OAK, NY — Two custodians improperly removed floor tiles containing asbestos from Lakeland High School last summer, resulting in a $2,500 fine to the school district.
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OSHA announces web chat on combustible dust

June 24, 2010
WASHINGTON — OSHA announced it will conduct a June 28 Web chat to receive comments about combustible dust issues.
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Two new studies focus on slip and fall accidents

June 22, 2010
FORT WORTH, TX — Two new studies just released address slip and fall accidents among the elderly.
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Montgomery mall closed after refrigerant leak

June 22, 2010
MONTGOMERY, AL — Shoppers turning up at Montgomery''s Eastdale Mall on Father''s Day were turned away by police after a refrigerant leak and the death of a worker were reported.
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Mesothelioma victim awarded $5.2 million in asbestos lawsuit

June 21, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — A jury has awarded a Utah woman, now dying of asbestos-related cancer, $5.2 million in damages.
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Chinese drywall maker settles federal case

June 21, 2010
SARASOTA, FL — A last-minute settlement was reached Friday between a major Chinese drywall maker and lawyers for the owners of two Louisiana homes in what was to be the third precedent-setting federal trial on the issue.
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Window washers rescued from scaffold

June 21, 2010
NEW YORK — FDNY firefighters rescue window washers dangling from scaffold in dramatic Manhattan rescue.
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Injured woman claims mall custodian ignored spill

June 16, 2010
BEAUMONT, TX — A Beaumont woman claims she slipped and fell on a spill at the Parkdale Mall while a custodian worked nearby.
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OSHA publishes proposed rulemaking to prevent injuries

May 25, 2010
WASHINGTON — OSHA publishes proposed rulemaking to prevent injuries from slips, trips and falls on walking-working surfaces.
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