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Automotive parts plant fined for recordkeeping violations

July 12, 2005

Automotive parts manufacturer Delphi Thermal & Interior, Lockport, N.Y., has received $42,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for...

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Alliance protects workers restoring Old Ironsides

July 12, 2005

Enhancing workplace safety for the workers who repair and restore the U.S.'s oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is the goal of a newly signed alliance between the U.S....

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Overall employment up; manufacturing continues to decline

July 8, 2005

Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 in June, and the unemployment rate continued to trend down, reaching 5.0 percent—the lowest in almost four years—the Bureau of Labor Statistics of...

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OSHA fines foundry following fatal accident investigation

June 14, 2005

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited United States Pipe and Foundry Co. and proposed penalties totaling $71,000 following inspections at the...

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Company fined for improper welding protection

June 14, 2005

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Lee Mechanical Contractors Inc., Park Hills, Mo., for allegedly failing to ensure appropriate protective...

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J.J. Keller accepting international orders online

June 14, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. now has the capability to accept international orders on its Web site.During the ordering process, a drop-down box allows the customer to choose "bill to" and "ship to"...

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Metals manufacturing plant faces OSHA fines

May 10, 2005

An Attleboro, Mass., metals manufacturing plant faces $89,100 in fines from the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following an Oct. 10, 2004, accident in...

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ASN Safety Solutions opens new office

May 10, 2005

ASN Safety Solutions has announced the opening of its new Rockaway, N.J., corporate office and production facility. The company manufactures safety mats, safety contact edges, and safety bumpers.

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J.J. Keller receives international video award

May 10, 2005

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. recently received a bronze world medal in the New York Festivals (NYF) 2005 International Film and Video Competition for its video-based training program, "Forklift...

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OSHA withdraws direct final rule

April 12, 2005

Because of significant adverse comment, on Feb. 18 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew the direct final rule of Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus...

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NIOSH Web page addresses demanding work schedules

April 12, 2005

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently unveiled a new Web topic page titled "Work Schedules: Shift Work and Long Work Hours."  The page contains links to...

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OSHA Recordkeeping Handbookavailable online

March 8, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made its Recordkeeping Handbookavailable online.The handbook combines information from the agency's recordkeeping rule, the recordkeeping...

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Bobcat plant recognized for safety, health excellence

March 8, 2005

The U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recognized the Bobcat Co. for excellence in occupational safety and health. The company was designated a "Merit" site on...

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Airplane parts manufacturer faces OSHA fines

March 8, 2005

Smiths Aerospace Components faces $116,000 in fines from the U.S. Labor Dept.'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety and health hazards at its 255 Sheldon Rd. plant in...

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ALSCO wins 2004 NCCA Safety Award

March 8, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has presented its 2004 Best Safety Practices Award to ALSCO Metals Corp. of Roxboro, N.C. The award was announced at NCCA's Fall Technical Meeting in...

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