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Safety And Security

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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ISSA helps organizations promote NAOSH week

LINCOLNWOOD, IL — ISSA has teamed up with thousands of businesses worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of being safe at work during the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week May 2-8.
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Combustible dust explosion is fourth in seven years

KREAMER, PA — Using the recent history of Wood-Mode Inc. as a microcosm for the industry as a whole, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suggests that combustible dust is a serious industrial hazard warranting immediate attention.
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