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Bill introduced in Congress to have OSHA develop heat standard

A House of Representatives bill introduced Wednesday - would direct the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt a standard to prevent occupational exposure to excessive heat in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Op-Ed: Four deaths not enough, SeaWorld wants trainers back in the water

Orlando - Not content with four deaths and numerous injuries to trainers by its killer whales, SeaWorld is rolling out a big shot lawyer in an attempt to get its trainers back into the water with captive orcas.

Tilikum talks — Orca's story told in book and film

With both David Kirby's book -- Death At SeaWorld debuting in paperback, and the documentary 'Blackfish' opening across US and UK theatres, July is looking to become Tilikum's month.

Op-Ed: OSHA obligated to ensure SeaWorld's work environment is safe

Orlando - The tragic death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau killed by the orca Tilikum in 2010, captivated global media. Brancheau's death sparked a high profile lawsuit between OSHA and SeaWorld, plus a book, then a movie. But where does OSHA stand now?

US nuclear workers given whistleblower protection

Washington - A final ruling covering workers’ concerns over handling “nuclear and environmental retaliation complaints” has been handed down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and establishes policy protecting nuclear industry whistleblowers.

Health concerns emerge over BP oil spill

Seventy-three days after the Gulf Coast oil crisis began, people are being advised to avoid some coastal areas affected by the BP oil spill. Also, there are concerns over the health and safety of workers involved in clean-up efforts.

OSHA warned of SeaWorld orca attack

Last week's death at SeaWorld has brought up speculation about whether people should work with animals who are kept in captivity. Now it appears that an OSHA report exists warning of the potential for a fatal event.

BP drew a record $87 million fine for safety failings

British oil giant BP was hit by record fine $87 million for outstanding life-threatening safety problems at its Texas City refinery

OHSU Students Invite Fourth-Graders to Draw for Fitness

While focusing on community health this term through the Oregon Health and Science University program, Eastern Oregon University seniors Gyna Wohlers, Sheena Moore and Laura Weishaar are trying to implement fitness and healthy living among Union County ch
 

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The legislation would require OSHA to set heat standards for American workers.
The legislation would require OSHA to set heat standards for American workers.
Alan Kotok from Arlington, VA, USA (CC BY 2.0)
Adriana Gonzalez Felix  Consul for Legal Affairs & Protection  Peter Wisley  Lisa Trecartin of OSHA ...
Adriana Gonzalez Felix, Consul for Legal Affairs & Protection, Peter Wisley, Lisa Trecartin of OSHA at Labor Rights Week press conference at Mexican Consulate of San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 Photo by Jonathan Farrell 2010
Workers use a methylene-based stripper to remove paint from a bathtub prior to refinishing.
Workers use a methylene-based stripper to remove paint from a bathtub prior to refinishing.
California Dept. of Public Health/OSHA

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