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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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Japan nears a nuclear reboot -- 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

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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


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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Statist Narrative versus Actual Causation

Setting the narrative for how human quality of life improves is crucial to getting public support for the policies (or lack of government policy) that best achieve this goal. 556 more words


Japan's nuclear restart may be delayed until 2015 -- Reuters

” (Reuters) – The long-awaited restart of Japan’s nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes. 394 more words


Mini Donuts and Ferris Wheels east of Rangoon

Guide: So this is the Pagoda festival.

Me: Looks like Buffalo Days without the mini donuts. Look, they even have a ferris wheel.

Guide: Yes a ferris wheel. 45 more words