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March 2014 Archives

OSHA targeting businesses with 10 or less employees

Small business owners and employees in Texas might be interested in learning about possible changes by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that may affect them. According to a report, OSHA is requesting for more funding to inspect small businesses where a catastrophic event, like an explosion, could take place.

Workplace injury results in Valero refinery inquiry

On March 4, a woman who was reportedly injured on the job at a Valero Port Arthur refinery filed a Petition for Deposition to Investigate a Potential Claim. In this workplace injury incident, the woman was severely burned in the Texas refinery.

Man killed at construction site remembered 

A man from the Texas community of Highlands that died in an accident while working on storage tanks was living in a trailer in the Corpus Christi area while assigned to a local job. The 54-year-old worker at the job site died in February when a metal pipe fell on him. OSHA's investigation is expected to take about six months. The fatally injured worker had been employed by the Pasadena Tank Corporation based in Houston.

Leak at underground nuclear waste site poses serious threat

There are a number of dangerous or hazardous substances that workers may come into contact with on certain job sites across Texas. For instance, asbestos or lead can cause serious illnesses, as can carbon monoxide. But when people think about toxic materials, none may sound more dangerous than nuclear waste and radiation.

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