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A tasteless, odorless, toxic compound could be stalking your work environment. Hexavalent Chromium affects over half a million workers in industries including steel, welding, paint manufacturing, plastics manufacturing and wood production. Chromium compounds are poisonous if inhaled or ingested, and can cause a serious allergic reaction when contact occurs with the skin. Hexavalent Chromium affects …

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As an employee, there is certain PPE that your employer is required by OSHA to provide to you with. If ever you are told that there is PPE you need to pay for and bring to work yourself, then you can question that by using the resources on OSHA.gov. Companies can be unethical when it …

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U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA settlement of citations with Greenville, Pa., company brings added workplace protections to employees A company has agreed to pay $78,000 in penalties and abate the workplace hazards cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA cited the Greenville manufacturing facility on Sept. 21, 2007, …

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EEOC Says 19 Year-Old Propositioned by Owner, Kept Against Her Will During Car Ride HOUSTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that The EEOC had charged that the owner of Bellair Cleaners, Inc., doing business as Park Avenue Cleaners, Bellair Cleaners, and Your Valet (Park Avenue Cleaners), harassed a female employee, …

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From osha.gov:CITGO Petroleum Corp. takes corrective action after U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA conducts safety inspection OSHA applauds quick action to correct safety violations at Lemont, Ill. refinery LEMONT, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and CITGO Petroleum Corp. have agreed on a settlement after the agency’s safety inspection …

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Scaffolding hazards at North Richland Hills, Texas, worksite bring fines totaling $210,000 from U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — An alleged failure to protect employees from safety hazards has brought a Kaufman, Texas-based company $210,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The …

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Unforeseen circumstance or life’s unruly dealings can mandate that an employee needs to take family or medical leave away from their work. Are you or an employee entitled to family or medical leave? The Department of Labor outlines the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) below: “The Family and Medical Leave Act  provides certain employees …

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National Preparedness Month designed to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action. OSHA is alerting employers about emergencies that can be the result of man-made or natural causes, including hurricanes, floods, tornadoes,explosions, civil disturbances, fires, toxic gas releases, chemical spills, radiological accidents, workplace violence, and terrorism. …

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