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Quiz: Test Your Compliance Readiness with OSHA 1910.269

In April, OSHA updated standard 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 subpart V to clarify and expand the employer’s responsibility to better protect employees working on or near electrical power lines. 189 more words

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A Train Runs Through the Market...And Conservatives are From Mars?

My social media footprint includes Facebook and I recently posted a video of a train that runs through a market in Asia.  You can see the video if you click on the link   1,380 more words

Caricatures of libertarians: Regulation

Ignorant people are now sharing images like this on social media:

It may be a light-hearted joke for some, but there are surely people who believe this is literally the sort of world that libertarianism would bring about. 396 more words

Anarcho-capitalism

6 Critical Changes to OSHA 1910.269 Regarding FRC

On April 11, 2014, OSHA published to the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V, related to the construction and repair of electric power generation, transmission and distribution in an effort to improve workplace safety. 1,035 more words

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Updated 9/22/14: Japan preparing to reopen nuclear power plants -- CBS News; Japan nears a nuclear reboot -- The New York Times

Updated Sept. 22, 2014, CBS News: watch 2:11 news spot

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Posted Sept. 17, 2014, The New York Times: ” All of Japan’s 48 operable nuclear reactors — the source of about one-third of the country’s electricity — were shut down after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. 316 more words

Fukushima Daiichi

Kagoshima nuclear plant gets safety OK, moves closer to resumption -- The Japan Times

” A nuclear plant operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co. obtained a safety clearance from regulators Wednesday, becoming the first to meet new regulations imposed following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. 286 more words

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Do New OSHA 1910.269 PPE Rules Impact Oil, Gas, and Other Industries?

OSHA’s recent 1910.269 ruling for the electric utility industry defines FR clothing as PPE–similar to 2010’s OSHA 1910.132 Enforcement Policy Memo regarding protection from flash fire in oil and gas well drilling, servicing, and production-related operations. 554 more words

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