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13 DECEMBER 2014, Issue 838
In this issue:
SPILL PIPEINE SAFETY
"Breached Pipeline Causes Israel Oil Spill." Associated Press December 4, 2014.
ACCIDENT REPORTING
"OSHA Broadens Rules for Reporting Workplace Deaths." November 28, 2014.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / NOT IN MY COUNTRY
"Poland Rejects Toxic Waste Sent from El Salvador." Associated Press December 8, 2014.
RADIATION SAFETY
"Agency: 6 Workers Inhaled Uranium at Wyoming Mine." Associated Press December 5, 2014.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"Schaumburg Contractor Cited by OSHA, Faces $69,000 fine." Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2014.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / MACE
"Ever Used Mace? Here's the Back Story." Washington Post, November 11, 2014.
22 NOVEMBER 2014, Issue 837
In this issue:
SPILL
"Dozens Treated after California Waste Plant Fire." Associated Press November 18, 2014.
"4 Workers Killed After Houston-Area Chemical Leak." Associated Press November 15, 2014.
CLEAN AIR
"Hyundai and Kia Fined $300M for Overstating MPG." November 4, 2014.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / CLEAN AIR
"Study: Children Exposed to High Levels of Pollution Five Times More Likely to Have ADHD." Washington Post, November 7, 2014.
18 OCTOBER 2014, Issue 836
In this issue:
SPILL
"Container Ship Adrift Off British Columbia coast." Associated Press, October 17, 2014.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Landfill Rejects Ash From Ebola Victim's Things." Associated Press, October 13, 2014.
WORKER PROTECTION / HEALTH CARE
"It's not just Ebola. Health care is pretty dangerous work." Washington Post, October 14, 2014.
COMPLIANCE
"UCLA Legal Fees Neared $4.5M in Fatal Lab Fire." Associated Press, October 16, 2014.
ASBESTOS
"Asbestos in Classrooms Disrupts Parents' Plans for Their Children." Los Angeles Times, October 12, 2014.
NICOTINE / CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Liquid Nicotine Exposures Up Sharply Among Kids." Associated Press October 14, 2014.
HERBECIDES
"EPA Approves New Weed Killer for Engineered Crops." Associated Press October 15, 2014.
04 OCTOBER 2014, Issue 835
In this issue:
FALL PROTECTION
"US cites Missouri Company in Cell Tower Deaths." Associated Press, September 26, 2014.
FREON
"Obama Seeks Faster Phaseout of Popular Coolant in Effort to Curb Greenhouse Gases." Washington Post, September 16, 2014.
06 SEPTEMBER 2014, Issue 834
In this issue:
GULF OIL SPILL
"BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf." New York Times, September. 4, 2014.
SPILL
"Blast at BP Refinery Sparks Fire, Rattles Homes." Associated Press, August 28, 2014.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Air Force: Contamination From Leak at Base Unknown." Associated Press, September 3, 2014.
PESTICIDES
"Pesticide Drift is Persistent Problem for Farmers." Associated Press, September 6, 2014.
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31 AUGUST 2014, Issue 833
In this issue:
SPILL
"Feds Say Oil Spill Sheen Dissipating in Ohio River." Associated Press, August 20, 2014.
PESTICIDES
"Judge Blocks a Local Pesticide Law in Hawaii." New York Times, August 25, 2014.
TEMPORARY WORKERS
"The Changing Face of Temporary Employment." New York Times, August 31, 2014.
HEARING CONSERVATION
"New Test May Predict Worker Hearing Loss." Reuters, August 29, 2014.
02 AUGUST 2014, Issue 832
In this issue:
SPILL PREVENTION CONTROL & COUNTERMEASURES (SPCC)
"LA Oil Field Firm Fined by Federal Authorities." Associated Press, August 1, 2014.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"Blast at Mississippi Fish Plant Kills One, Injures Three." Reuters, July 28, 2014.
TRAINING
"Chicago Home Depot cited for OSHA violations." Chicago Tribune, July 30, 2014.
SENSITIVITY
"A Mysterious Rash on a Woman's Hands and Lips Stumped Specialists." Washington Post, July 28, 2014.
19 JULY 2014, Issue 831
In this issue:
SPILL
"Indiana GM Plant Chemical Blast Kills 1, Injures 5." July 1, 2014.
"ND Pipeline Breach Renews Call for More Monitoring." AssociatedPress July11, 2014.
"Chemical Fumes Sicken 139 People Near Thai Seaport." Associated Press, July 17, 2014.
COAL ASH / CLEAN WATER
"NC, Va. Groups to Monitor Coal Ash in Dan River." Associated Press, July 18, 2014.
RASHES / DERMATITIS / NICKEL / SENSITIVITY
"Electronic Gadgets Containing Nickel Can Cause Skin Rashes, Reports Say." Associated Press, July 13, 2014.
SCAFFOLDS / ELECTRICAL SAFETY
"High School Worker Electrocuted, Second Critical in O.C." Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2014.
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21 JUNE 2014, Issue 830
In this issue:
SPILL
"7,500 Gallons of Oil Spills in Colorado River." Associated Press, June 20, 2014.
SPILL / INDIA
"Explosion Kills 6 at Indian Plant." Associated Press, June 12, 2014.
WORKER SAFETY / CHEMICAL HYGIENE
"Settlement in Case of UCLA Chemist in Fatal Fire." Associated Press, June 20, 2014.
FALL PROTECTION / EXCAVATION SAFETY
"Man Survives After Falling Into 15-foot Muddy Trench in Falls Church." Washington Post, June 13, 2014.
07 JUNE 2014, Issue 829
In this issue:
SPILL / GULF OIL SPILL
"Court: BP Must Pay Clean Water Act Fines for Spill." Associated Press, June 4, 2014.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Proposes Cutting Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal Plants 30% by 2030." Washington Post, June 2, 2014.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"Postal Service, EPA Settle Tank Allegations in Va." Associated Press, June 4, 2014.
FALL PROTECTION
"Obama Administration Emphasizes Fall Protection." Associated Press, June 2, 2014.
17 MAY 2014, Issue 828
In this issue:
SPILL
"Colorado Oil Train Spill Put at 6,500 Gallons." Associated Press, May 10, 2014.
"Oil Sheen from Derailed Train Stretches 9 Miles Down James River." Washington Post, May 1, 2014.
SPILL / PIPELINE SAFETY
"10,000 Gallons of Oil Spill on Los Angeles Streets." Associated Press, May 15, 2014.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Proposes Changes to Refinery Emission Rules." Associated Press, May 15, 2014.
TOXICOLOGY / AGENT ORANGE
"Panel to Study at Agent Orange Residue Exposure." Associated Press, May 14, 2014.
LABORATORY SAFETY
"State Fines UCLA in Fatal Lab Fire." Associated Press, May 5, 2009.
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26 APRIL 2014, Issue 827
In this issue:
POLLUTION
"Fresno Ranks No. 1 on California Pollution List." Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2014.
ASBESTOS
"Federal Study: Asbestos Exposure Okay for Short Term at Alexandria Apartment Complex." Washington Post, April 24, 2014.
LEAD SAFETY / COMPLIANCE
"Lowes Agrees to Minimize Lead Dust, Pay Fine." Associated Press, April 17, 2014.
WORKER SAFETY / COMPLIANCE
"California Rail Line Fined for Worker Deaths." Associated Press, April 17, 2014.
05 APRIL 2014, Issue 826
In this issue:
SPILL / NITRIC ACID
“Acid Tank Explosion Injures 9 at Indiana Plant.” Associated Press, March 28, 2014.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / CAMBODIA
“Cambodia: Illness Spreads at Factories.” Reuters, April 3, 2014.
CLEAN AIR / LONDON
“Pollution and Dust in Britain Bring Health Warnings.” New York Times, April 2, 2014.
WORKER SAFETY / POWER GENERATION
“Gov’t Says New Rule to Make Power-Plant Work Safer.” Associated Press, April 1, 2014.
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22 MARCH 2014, Issue 825
In this issue:
SPILL
"Worker Injured by Chemical Spill, School Evacuated." Associated Press, March 12, 2014.
"Oil Mars Ala. Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash." Associated Press, March 15, 2014.
SPILL / EXXON VALDEZ
"25 Years Later, Exxon Valdez Spill Effects Linger." Associated Press, March 19, 2014.
08 MARCH 2014, Issue 824
In this issue:
SPILL
"Navy Still Working on Finding the Cause of Red Hill Fuel Leak." Honolulu Star Advertiser, Mar 08, 2014.
COMPATABILITY / FIREWORKS
"Chemical Reaction Caused Fatal Fireworks Blast." Associated Press, March 5, 2014.
IGNITION SOURCES
"Contractor in NJ Blast Faced $100K in Fines." Associated Press, March 5, 2014.
CLEAN AIR / SULFUR
"EPA rolls out gasoline sulfur rule to cut automobile emissions." Washington Post, March 3, 2014.
COMPLIANCE / CLEAN WATER ACT
"Coal Firm to Pay Record Fine for Water Pollution." Associated Press, March 5, 2014.
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22 FEBRUARY 2014, Issue 823
In this issue:
SPILL
"W.Va. Chemical Spill Firm Winding Down Operations." Associated Press, February 21, 2014.
"Worst Spill in 6 Months Is Reported at Fukushima." New York Times, February 20, 2014.
WORKPLACE SAFETY
"The Top 3 Deadliest Jobs in the U.S." Motley Fool, February 22, 2014.
CLEAN AIR
"Obama Orders New Efficiency for Big Trucks." New York Times, February 18, 2014.
LEAD
"Joplin gets another $2.5 million for lead removal." San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2014.
SCAFFOLDS
"2 Seriously Injured After Falling From Scaffolding." Associated Press, February 20, 2014.
DEMOLITION
"Firms Fined for Calif. Plant Implosion That Hurt 5." Associated Press, February 3, 2014.
01 FEBRUARY 2014, Issue 822
In this issue:
SPILL / LOCAL
"Hawaii lawmakers urge changes after molasses spill." Associated Press, Monday, January 27, 2014.
SPILL
"Train Derails in Miss., 50 Residents Evacuated." Associated Press, January 31, 2014.
"Tests Said to Find Formaldehyde in West Virginia Tap Water." New York Times, January 30, 2014, A16.
SUPERFUND
"Silicon Valley Companies Agree to Clean Pollutants." Associated Press, January 29, 2014.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"EPA, 3 Va. Military Bases Settle Tank Allegations." Associated Press, January 29, 2014.
HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION / RAIL
"Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train." New York Times, January 26, 2014, A1.
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25 JANUARY 2014, Issue 821
In this issue:
SCAFFOLDS
"3 Workers Hurt in S.F. Scaffolding Collapse." San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2014.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Accuses Oil Firm of Endangering Health of Nearby Residents." Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2014.
COMBUSTIBLE DUSTS
"OSHA Seeking Cause of Omaha Industrial Accident." Associated Press, January 22, 2014.
CLEAN AIR
"Study: Pollution From Chinese Factories is Harming Air Quality On U.S. West Coast." Washington Post, January 21, 2014.
HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION
"NTSB Wants Stricter Federal Oversight of Oil and Other Hazardous Railroad Cargo." Washington Post, January 23, 2014.
WORKER SAFETY
"2 Dead, All Others Accounted For in Neb. Explosion." Associated Press, January 20, 2014.
18 JANUARY 2014, Issue 820
In this issue:
LOCAL SPILL
"Navy Investigating Possible Fuel Leak at Red Hill Tank." Star Advertiser, January 16, 2014.
SPILL
"Chemical Spill Into W.Va. River Spurs Closures, Run on Bottled Water." Washington Post, January 10, 2014.
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