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Safety And Security

OSHA investigates handling of asbestos in UConn renovations

March 5, 2010
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

March 5, 2010
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

March 5, 2010
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

March 4, 2010
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

March 4, 2010
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

March 3, 2010
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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Majority of congressional offices have OSHA violations

March 2, 2010
WASHINGTON — More than 70 percent of federal lawmaker offices have had at least one Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations.
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OSHA outlines snow removal safety guidelines

February 26, 2010
NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Labor''s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding workers to take care when performing snow removal and recovery work.
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Resort mold remediation stalled by lawsuit

February 26, 2010
FINDLAY, IL — After finally receiving a successful bid for the state-seized Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center, plans for repairs and mold remediation totaling $892,000 have stalled due to a lawsuit by two banks claiming they have rights to collateral.
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Cleaning workers hospitalized due to unknown fumes

February 22, 2010
ROLLA, MO — Four employees at Forum Cleaners were hospitalized after becoming sick from unknown fumes requiring a hazardous materials response.
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