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OSHA levies fines for fall-related death

OSHA levied over $50,000 in fines for a worker's fall-related death.

OSHA fines the Underwood Group Inc. and seven subcontractors $53,480 due to a worker’s fall-related death. 

OSHA wants to be more preventative of workplace injuries

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OSHA is looking to prevent more workplace injuries rather than just respond to them.

OSHA struggles to be more preventive than reactive with its work despite limited resources. 

OSHA hits barge build company with heavy fines

OSHA has smacked Sterling Shipyard LP with more than $300,000 in fines.

OSHA hits Sterling Shipyard LP with more than $300,000 in fines. 

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Potential resurgence of tuberculosis in America?

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Purchasing a respirator or mask could be a smart move with the threat of a tuberculosis outbreak on the rise.

According to some, the growing immigration rates could lead to an outbreak of tuberculosis. 

The danger of rail tanker cleaning

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Rail tanker cleaners have dangerous jobs.

A Houston Chronicle Investigation recently found that Federal Inspectors do not know how many firms handle the dangerous task of cleaning the inside of railroad tankers that carry petrochemicals.

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Oklahoma building contractor fails to provide fall protection

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Fall is the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.

OSHA recently cited Case Development LLC, a building contractor of apartment complexes in Oklahoma, for serious and repeat violations.

Torrance Casting cited for confined space violations

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A worker in a foundry was killed when he fell into a cold furnace.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Torrance Castings, Inc. of La Crosse, Wisconsin for 10 safety violations stemming from an incident in July 2013 in which a worker was killed.

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A String of Demolition Mishaps Spurs OSHA

OSHA is taking new steps to make demolition construction safe.

Recent tragedies in demolition construction has led to OSHA upgrading its safety materials and training regiments.

Cal/OSHA begins heat illness prevention efforts ahead of summer weather

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With temperatures rising, it's time to think about developing a heat illness prevention program.

Cal/OSHA, the occupational safety and health administration that regulates workplace safety in California, has begun efforts to raise awareness about heat illnesses and methods of prevention.

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Pool chemicals injured at least 5,000 people in one year

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Always wear appropriate protective gear when dealing with pool chemicals to prevent serious injury.

According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 5,000 people went to emergency rooms in 2012 because of injuries resulting from exposure to pool chemicals.

Office reseller fined over $70,000 for safety violations

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An office furniture reseller was fined over $70,000 for several safety violations.

An office furniture reseller in New Brunswick, New Jersey, was fined over $70,000 for failing to provide safe working conditions and equipment to its employees, as well as not fixing previously-cited violations.

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Western U.S. fires cause woman’s death

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Many of the fires destroyed buildings and homes.

The official report revealed that members of the team violated eight of the 10 Standing Firefighting orders.

OR-OSHA reminds workers of duty to report accidents and fatalities in timely manner

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Any incident which involves an employee who is hospitalized overnight needs to be reported promptly.

Although 36 represents a figure that is down from the 66 unreported incidents from 2009, the press statement said that actions must be taken to ensure that all workers come make it home at the end of their shift.