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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 12/19

Occupational Safety news headline for late December, 2011:

  • U.S. Dept. of Labor Settles Litigation Against Grain Bin Operator in July 2010 Deaths of Two Teens in Mount Carroll, Ill.

    The U.S. Department of Labor has reached an agreement with Haasbach LLC in Mount Carroll, resolving 25 citations issued by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and child labor civil money penalties assessed by its Wage and Hour Division. The resolution follows the deaths of Wyatt Whitebread, 14, and Alex Pacas, 19, at the company’s Mt. Carroll grain bin facility in July 2010. Read more about the litigation suit by visiting OSHA’s website.

  • OSHA Issues New National Emphasis Program for Chemical Facilities

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for chemical facilities to protect workers from catastrophic releases of highly hazardous chemicals. Learn more about the National Emphasis Program on OSHA’s website.

  • U.S. Department of Labor Continues to Cite Beauty Salons and Manufacturers for Formaldehyde Exposure from smoothing products

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is continuing its efforts to protect workers from the dangers of formaldehyde exposure. You can read more about this emerging trend on OSHA’s website.

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