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Maintenance worker sentenced in $10,000 thefts

NAPERVILLE, IL — In addition to jail time, the judge ordered the defendant to undergo urinalysis and pay $560 in fines and legal costs.
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Presence of asbestos hampers water damage repair

PITTSBURGH — The presence of asbestos concerns some students, but Carnegie Mellon University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has reassured everyone that barriers are in place to contain any and all asbestos fibers to the immediate work area and filtered vacuums are being used as an added precaution.
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Consumer confidence in cleaning products is up

WASHINGTON — According to a survey commissioned by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), consumer confidence in cleaning products is on the rise.
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Hundreds of applicants affected by cleaning job scam

GREENSBORO, NC — The owners of a cleaning company have closed shop and fled after allegedly defrauding job seekers, taking their money and their hopes of a job.
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OSHA investigates handling of asbestos in UConn renovations

HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Labor''s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating reports of the improper handling of materials with asbestos during a renovation at the University of Connecticut.
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Switch to keyless entry improves efficiency, security

IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa (UI) is switching from manual locks to keyless entry, a move officials say will increase custodian efficiency and overall campus security.
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District fined $20,000 for using janitors for electrical, plumbing work

ST. PAUL, MN — The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District was fined $20,000 after a janitor reported he was ordered to perform electrical and plumbing work he was not trained or licensed to perform.
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Eco-friendly chemistry classes safer, cheaper for schools

MIDDLETOWN, DE — A Middletown High School chemistry class has implemented "A Natural Approach to Chemistry," providing a safer environment for students and saving the district $25,000 in hazardous waste hauling fees.
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RIA and IESO complete HVAC fire-related particulate standard

COLUMBIA, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) have announced the completion of the industry''s first standard for the identification of soot and char in HVAC systems to determine impact from fire-related particulate.
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OSHA fines feed processing plant for combustible dust

KANSAS CITY, KS — Endres Processing LLC has been fined $137,250 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged violations involving fire and explosion hazards from combustible dust.
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