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Alvaro Esteban death at Atlantic Salvage cost company $93,000 in OSHA fines.

Atlantic Sales & Salvage operating as Universal Processing, LLC received fines over $93,000 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the December 12, 2017 death of 22 year old Alvaro Esteban. 134 more words

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Death of James Lay Jr. cost Goodyear $27,713 in OSHA Fines

OSHA noticed fines of $27,713 in death of James Lay, 61 of Topeka Kansas. Lay was killed in accident at Goodyear plant on March 14 2017. 429 more words

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OSHA Violation for Ohio Steel Plant

Republic Steel is facing almost $280,000 in proposed penalties after federal investigators found that employees at one of its plants were exposed to lead and machine hazards, the… 228 more words

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Chemical linked to Entek air pollution also linked to employees' health problems

Entek International won a gag order this month against Oregon officials who wanted to tell residents about a chemical in the air near the company’s Lebanon factory, saying the state had no evidence Entek was polluting illegally. 35 more words

The Oregonian

Have a Ball of Hair

Today is National Hairball Awareness Day!

Are you as excited about that as I am?

Today is the day we acknowledge our feline friends and their propensity to groom themselves to point hacking up a wet ball of fur on your good shoes (Your cat literally stepped over multiple pairs of old sneakers to deposit her gift on expensive leather.) 365 more words

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Ken Peterson: On Workers Memorial Day we remember the dead, fight for the living

Four workers from St. Louis will not be alive to observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28 this year. Their unnecessary deaths earlier in the month are a stark reminder that despite calls for cutting back government regulations, we cannot allow workplace safety standards or enforcement to be reduced. 604 more words

Labor Voices

Researchers link meeting corporate earnings goals to worker injuries

A recently published research paper finds that corporate managers will sacrifice workers’ safety in order to meet investor earnings expectations.

The paper authored by Judson Caskey, an associate professor of accounting at UCLA, and N. 671 more words