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A Day Late and a Dollar Short for Employees’ Health & Safety

Discount retailer Dollar Tree has been called out by OSHA for its willful neglect of employees’ health and safety. In the past five months, the chain has racked up more than $800,000 in fines. http://ohsonline.com/articles/2014/10/17/osha-cites-texas-dollar-tree-stores-for-putting-employees-at-risk.aspx Dr. Scott Harris looked at the issue of retailer safety in his recent blog. In 2012, the retail sector lost […]

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Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Thank you!

September 14- September 20 is Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The impact professional truck drivers have is vast and doesn’t discriminate. Do you live in Tennessee and buy your Florida oranges grocery shopping? Thank a truck driver. Have you ordered a new sweater for the Fall season? Thank a truck driver. Did your car need a […]

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OSHA Takes a Stand for Temporary Workers

Staffing agencies and host employers have been given the tools to help settle who is responsible for temporary workers’ health and safety. Ultimately, all workers have the right to a safe and health workplace. “Recommended Practices” were released on August 25, 2014 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational […]

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OSHA Won, Orca Zero

It is confirmed that SeaWorld Entertainment will not appeal the decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in April. The decision affirmed that SeaWorld violated the general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, because the establishment exposed its trainers to recognized hazards.

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