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Safety And Security

Chinese drywall maker settles federal case

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

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

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

WASHINGTON — OSHA publishes proposed rulemaking to prevent injuries from slips, trips and falls on walking-working surfaces.
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OSHA review looks at protecting workers

TULSA, OK — OSHA to conduct a review of their Bloodborne Pathogens standard.
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OSHA begins cracking down

WASHINGTON — Pushing a bit harder at the constraints of its administrative authority, OSHA announced a new enforcement policy for employers.
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Proposed legislation could be breakthrough for window cleaners

ST. PAUL, MN — Rep. Jim Davnie has introduced legislation aimed at reducing deaths in the state''s window cleaning industry.
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OSHA cites Jersey City firm with 36 violations

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City manufacturer has been cited for three dozen violations and fined nearly $160,000 by OSHA.
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Lead Handling Certification Offered

ANSONIA, CT — A new law went into effect in April that dramatically changes the game for contractors of every kind who are hired to renovate older homes.
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Federal Trade Commission could rewrite marketing guidelines

ST. LOUIS — When research chemist Kevin Tibbs wants to demonstrate the safety of his St. Louis company''s home-cleaning products in person, he opens his mouth wide and sprays some inside.
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