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Philly's unregulated 'underground economy' is ripe for tragedy

By Vinny Vella (Philadelphia Daily News)

Jose David Ortega of Camden liked to work with his hands.

In July, Ortega and two other men, all three of them day laborers, were razing a defunct Blockbuster in Cherry Hill. 133 more words


No-nonsense guide: A very brief look at workplace regulations

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was a milestone in British legal history. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the act and the subsidiary regulations it spawned have protected millions of workers, and resulted in a sharp reduction in the numbers of occupational deaths, serious injury and ill health. 779 more words

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Protecting Your Workers from the Summer Heat

The days are getting warmer and longer and summer is on its way. For many people that means sand and sun and time at the pool, but for construction workers – and others who work outdoors for a living – summertime is not all fun and games. 435 more words

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OSHA Issues Safety Tips for Temporary Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a set of recommended practices to ensure that workplaces are safe for temporary employees. The agency emphasized that all workers are entitled to a safe workplace, regardless of where they work and whether the job is permanent or temporary. 57 more words

Accidents Happen, Despite Increased Training

By: Lucia Lecuna

Is Canada adapting to the changing face of health and safety? Canada is one of the most regulated and safety-conscious countries in the world, crisis, accidents, serious injuries and even death, should be rare. 802 more words

5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season - STEP 2

Now that you have Staffing under control, (SEE STEP 1) you can focus your attention on the next important step, storage. Seasonal items are always an interesting collection of flavors, (pumpkin, eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint), new and unusual food products, new electronics and premiere of other household goods, all making their annual appearance. 769 more words


New EPA Emphasis on EPA RRP Lead Renovators

Lead and toxins have been a top concern of national agencies in recent years, but this past year two agencies have dialed up the pressure on lead poisoning focus.    245 more words

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