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Safety And Security

OSHA focuses on housekeeper injuries

HOUSTON, TX — As service workers go, hotel employees — and especially housekeepers — have higher rates of on-the-job injuries.
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OSHA proposes significant fines against company

FORTH WORTH, TX — OSHA has cited Grapevine-based Fore Machine Co. for failing to adequately protect employees from potentially harmful exposure to lead.
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Avoiding carpet cleaners who are unethical

WASHINGTON — Carpet cleaning is one of the most competitive service in the market today.
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Four injured in combustible dust explosion

CHESTER, IL — Following the explosion, crews pumped water into the ConAgra grain silo throughout the night to ensure that the dust did not ignite again.
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OSHA releases toxic chemical exposure data

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soon releasing 15 years of data providing details of workplace exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Contractor banned from performing asbestos abatement in Oregon

EUGENE, OR — Able Contractors, a Brush Prairie, Washington-based company that violated four asbestos laws since 2001 and paid $20,925 in fines last month, until April 26 to appeal the proposed revocation of its asbestos removal license by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
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Window washers rescued from broken scaffolding

SEATTLE — This incident marks the second such occurrence involving stranded window washers in recent years at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
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EPA to release new lead paint guideline

WASHINGTON — On April 22, which happens to be Earth Day, the "Renovate Right: EPA''s Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program" becomes official.
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EPA ironically battles with toxic lead contamination

WASHINGTON — Just a few days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) puts the finishing touches on its toxic lead regulation, a dangerous lead contamination is being cleaned up at the EPA headquarters.
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The chemical industry lends support to the Safe Chemicals Act

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg recently introduced the Safe Chemicals Act, which has garnered support from 16 leading companies and associations in the chemical industry.
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