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Wear to buy face masks for traveling on planes, trains and buses

NJ dot com 26 Jul 2021
The surge in cases has prompted some cities and states to revisit mask requirements ... The main difference between the two are KN95 masks are typically regulated by the Chinese government, while N95 masks are regulated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the U.S., according to a report by Men’s Health ... N95 masks. ... @N_Accardi.
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Rollover video shows violent forces that can eject unrestrained driver

St George News 25 Jul 2021
In Utah, more occupants are killed each year in single-vehicle-angle crashes, which includes rollovers, and rank as “one of the most deadly types of crashes, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety’s 2020 Crash Report.
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Florida man in bubble-like vessel washes up on beach, sheriff says

Yahoo Daily News 25 Jul 2021
The vessel’s sole occupant was discovered safe inside without any injuries ... After deputies found the vessel Saturday, the sheriff’s office said that the Coast Guard was called to the scene to take over the case and ensure that the vessel and its occupant met nautical safety standards.
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Editorial: Clarifying labor priorities

Sun Star 25 Jul 2021
Occupational licensing ensures the ... The long-term importance of upholding the health, safety and welfare of the public still justifies occupational licensing, which entails considerable costs for both the State and the individual but which promotes the public good in the long run.
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Georgia chicken plant fined $1M after worker deaths

Union Leader 25 Jul 2021
Labor Department and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration agency announced 59 citations and the fines against Foundation Food Group, which runs the Gainesville plant, along with two other associated companies.
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Water levels in Minnesota’s lakes and rivers continue to fall as drought worsens

MinnPost 25 Jul 2021
“Parts of the St ...James Honerman, spokesman for the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) confirmed an investigator will inspect the scene where Stanback died for safety or health hazards, try to determine what caused or contributed to the fatal incident, and then decide whether state OSHA standards were violated.”.
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Centre to apply Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act after 42 years

The Telegraph India 25 Jul 2021
Advertisement ... “I had to borrow money to go home,” Kumar said ... Registration under the act would have ensured his protection under the labour laws relating to minimum wage, safety and accident coverage ... (The 1979 act has now been subsumed under a new labour law, the Code on Occupational Safety, passed by Parliament last year.) ... .
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‘I felt I existed in this world’: TikTok gives a voice to Turkey’s labourers

The Observer 25 Jul 2021
At least 2,427 workers were killed on the job in Turkey last year, excluding deaths from occupational diseases, according to Health and Safety Labour Watch (İSİG), a campaign group that keeps track of work accidents – more than anywhere else in Europe ... He is not wearing any safety gear.
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Farmworkers say Oregon’s limited oversight, lenient fines leave them vulnerable

The Oregonian 25 Jul 2021
Two weeks later, in a meeting organized by PCUN, Oregon’s largest farmworkers union, the five workers described the situation to Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division administrator Michael Wood and other Oregon OSHA officials.
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Dispute over rule for tornado shelter sweeps $12.5M Prep-Villa building project into court

Erie Times-News 25 Jul 2021
... and school additions in which the maximum occupancy rate is 475 people ... If the board grants a variance, according to the petition, the board "can rest assured that it will not be increasing the risk from high winds to the health, life or safety of the building's occupants.".
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New Lothrop Schools optimistic for fall semester

Tri-County Citizen 25 Jul 2021
NEW LOTHROP – New Lothrop Area Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Berthiaume talked about his vision for the fall semester; but held back on firm plans until August ... Students will have a week if they change their minds ... for the elementary and 8.05 a.m ... However, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) may require it.
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States braced for a wave of COVID lawsuits. It never arrived

The Polk County Standard Journal 25 Jul 2021
But critics say the actions have created a solution in search of a problem, because most employees who sue do so under existing workplace safety regulations, such as those enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or under union rules.
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Washington State Patrol's Toxicology Lab Ran Tests in Office Contaminated by Meth, Possibly Jeopardizing Thousand ...

The Centralia Chronicle 25 Jul 2021
Toxicology officials have asked the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for "aid in further testing and any necessary mitigation efforts," and also are retroactively reviewing cases with positive results for meth, Loftis said.
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Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab ran tests in office contaminated by meth, possibly jeopardizing thousand of cases

The Spokesman-Review 25 Jul 2021
Toxicology officials have asked the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for “aid in further testing and any necessary mitigation efforts,” and also are retroactively reviewing cases with positive results for meth, Loftis said.

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