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Heather Von St. James: Why I Fight

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:32:00 +0000

Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with mesothelioma three months after her daughter was born and was given 15 months to live. She fought back and over the last 11 years, has dedicated her life to fighting for a ban on asbestos. This is her story, in her words.

“Was your dad a miner or did he work in construction of any kind?”

These are not the typical questions that you get from your doctor when you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer. But I was being asked those questions for a reason. I was 36 years old and found out I had a nefarious and rare cancer called mesothelioma, the cancer almost always caused by asbestos exposure.

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May 2017 Product Innovations [Photo Gallery]

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:56:00 +0000

Brooklyn Construction Company Owner Indicted for Manslaughter

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:31:00 +0000

Workers’ safety concerns and industry protocols allegedly were ignored prior to a wall collapse that killed a young, inexperienced worker.

The owner of a Bedford-Stuyvesant construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall collapsed at an excavation site, killing construction worker Fernando Vanegaz and injuring two others.

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NSC: 7 Driving Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend [Photo Gallery]

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:28:00 +0000

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Regulation to Expand Safety at California Oil Refineries

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:53:00 +0000

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board passes regulation outlining new safety order.

A new regulation in California aims to improve workplace safety and health at oil refineries across the state.

The state’s Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved the rule, which provides a standardized framework for anticipating, preventing and responding to hazards within the refinery sector.

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