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San Francisco — Attorneys general of 10 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency’s refusal to issue a rule to further regulate asbestos – a known human carcinogen. In a lawsuit filed June 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern …

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“We are in the Wild Wild West when it comes to CBD,” Adele Abrams exclaimed to a crowded room of attendees at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety 2019 conference. The employment law attorney and president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltville, Md. isn’t far from the truth. …

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A worker’s supervisors saw him pass out while on the job. But his employer says the worker never gave formal notice of his workplace injury. Did a court award him workers’ comp benefits? Otis Nero worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. On June 20, 2012, Nero was part of a SCDOT road crew. …

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The future of vehicles has always been somewhat fantasized. Quotes from movies such as Back to the Future, “Roads? Where we are going, we don’t need roads,” and futuristic scenes depicted through novels make us feel like a tin can with four wheels getting us from Point A to Point B is just plain old …

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Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now eyeing July 31 as the publication date for a proposed rule the agency says would add flexibility to hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers, according to a Department of Transportation regulatory update released in June. Previously, DOT indicated June 7 as the target publication date …

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Any kind of environmental release at one of your facilities creates the potential for distracting regulatory investigations, stinging fines and costly litigation. Some of that can be ameliorated by conducting the right kind of internal investigation of a leak immediately after it occurs. Internal investigations may be driven by a company’s desire to identify the …

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Here’s a challenging scenario: A prospective new hire seems perfect for a position in the shipping office, but she is a legal user of medical marijuana. Company policy says employees can use medical marijuana as long as they’re not in a safety-sensitive position, but the policy fails to clarify what such a job is. What …

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Employers subject to the federal Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) rules should take advantage of the opportunity to comment on planned revisions of the standards or face enormous potential costs down the line, several attorneys warn. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) in May seeking input on the agency’s planned revision …

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Have you ever been so exhausted that it hurts? Fatigue, which is a common issue among overworked Americans, is the root cause of an overwhelming number of preventable workplace injuries. Phil La Duke, safety consultant and author, educated Safety 2019 attendees about what they can do to make workers aware about how lifestyle changes can …

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