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OSHA TV Spots Feature Soccer Star 07/21/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 97 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a former soccer star is featured new public service announcements (PSAs) in English and Spanish urging employees to work safely. Former New York Red Bulls soccer star Giovanni Savarese is featured in the 15- and 30-second televis...Read More
OSHA Honors Safety Equipment Company 07/21/2006
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 201 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration held a ceremony to mark a Texas wholesale safety equipment company achieving "Star" status in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Fite Fire and Safety of Midland employs approximately 10 workers and provides safety equipment such as g...Read More
Ohio BWC Reimbursing 7,900 Injured Workers 07/20/2006
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 375 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced Wednesday it will return $52 million to injured workers whose claims the monoline insurer reduced through subrogation as part of a statute that has since been declared unconstitutional. The reimbursement will be paid to about 7,900 inju...Read More
Occupational Health Conference Set in Seattle 07/20/2006
State: WA | Segment: Events | 60 | 0
The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety is holding its 12th Annual Conference on Occupational Hazards to Health Care Workers Sept. 13-14 in Seattle. The conference, called "Narrowing the Knowledge & Action Gaps," is co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental and Occupat...Read More
Oregon Revises Bulletin on Translations 07/20/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 306 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (DWC) issued a revised version of its Bulletin 315, "Spanish translations available for correspondence with injured workers," and posted it to the division's Web site.' "Use of these translations is optional," DWC noted. "The Workers' Com...Read More
On-Job Insurance Up to General Contractor 07/19/2006
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 267 | 0
The general contractor is the statutory employer in the event of an injury accident by an uninsured subcontractor, a Pennsylvania court has ruled. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsyslvania, in an opinion not reported, found against Tim Britton Construction and the State Fund in Tim Britto...Read More
OSHA Fines Chemical Maker $213,700 07/19/2006
State: PA | Segment: Safety | 607 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 44 citations totaling $213,700 in fines against a Pennsylvania specialty chemicals manufacturer for alleged safety violations. Crystal Inc.-PMC of Lansdale received 34 citations for alleged serious violations with penalties totaling $...Read More
Oil and Gas Group Scores $1.7 Million Dividend 07/18/2006
State: TX | Segment: Business | 107 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced a $1,789,062 dividend to the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TxOGA) workers' compensation purchasing group. TxOGA has received over $3.5 million in group dividends from Texas Mutual since 2001, the insurer reported. Purchasing group dividends are...Read More
OSHA Fines Youngstown Manufacturer $138,200 07/17/2006
State: OH | Segment: Safety | 182 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 23 citations and levied $138,200 in fines against Florand Co. of Youngstown, Ohio, for alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards. OSHA opened an inspection at Florand's manufacturing plant in January after receiving ...Read More
OSHA, KCP&L Renew Safety Alliance 07/17/2006
State: MO | Segment: Safety | 517 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) renewed their alliance addressing overhead power-line hazards in the telecommunication and cable television installation industries. OSHA reported the program has an "exemplary" record with a zero-fata...Read More
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