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CNNMoney: White House to slash business' red tapeupdated: Thu May 26 2011 15:58:00

The Obama administration said Thursday that milk will no longer be classified as an oil, part of an effort to overhaul federal regulations that don't make any sense.

Whale in trainer death returns to showupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:40:00

The killer whale involved in the death of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau returns to work.

Orca that killed trainer returns to SeaWorld showupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:40:00

Tilikum, the killer whale that killed a SeaWorld trainer last year, has returned to the stage at the Orlando, Florida, theme park. Tilikum made his return appearance Wednesday morning in front of an audience in the "Believe" show.

Killer whale returns to SeaWorld showupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 13:19:00

Tilikum, the killer whale that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau last year, has returned to the stage at the Orlando, Florida theme park.

SeaWorld to reopen 'Dine with Shamu' showupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:09:00

SeaWorld says its "Dine with Shamu" killer whale show is reopening, nearly a year after it closed following the death of a trainer.

Injured 'Spider-Man' actor to attend Friday showupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:50:00

A Broadway actor who fell more than 20 feet during an aerial stunt in the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," will attend Friday's 8 p.m. performance as a spectator, according to show spokesman Sam Corbett.

Stunt performers concerned over safetyupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:50:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti talks to aerial dancers about safety in the wake of cast member injuries in "Spider-Man."

'Spider-Man' actor leaves rehab after fallupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 20:26:00

A Broadway actor who fell more than 20 feet during an aerial stunt in the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," has been released from a rehabilitation center in New York, a show spokesman said.

Actor injured during 'Spider-Man' musical discharged from hospitalupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 17:53:00

The Broadway actor who fell more than 20 feet while performing a stunt in the "Spider-Man" musical was discharged from Bellevue Hospital, his father Tim Tierney told CNN Wednesday.

'I've always felt safe in the show'updated: Mon Dec 27 2010 05:56:00

One of the stars of the "Spider-Man" musical talks about being back on stage after a stunt left an actor injured.

Injured 'Spider-Man' actor walking, wants to returnupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 05:56:00

Heartened by visits from cast members, the actor seriously injured Monday while performing a stunt in the "Spider-Man" musical is walking and wants to return to the show, his father said Saturday.

'Spider-Man' musical returns with new safety measuresupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 06:56:00

The Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" returned Thursday night after a string of stunt mishaps and a serious injury to one of the actors.

'Spider-Man' fall caused by human error, union saysupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 12:10:00

The fall that seriously injured an actor in the stage musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was caused by human error, an actors' union said Wednesday.

Fortune: One size can't teach allupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 05:37:00

So much for limited government!

Report: Prison recycling program posed health threat for yearsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:54:00

An electronic waste recycling program, designed to provide inmates in federal prisons with jobs and skills, posed a serious health threat to inmates and prison staff for several years, a new Justice Department report says.

Several hurt in fire at Tennessee plantupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 20:15:00

Several people were injured in a "flash fire" at a plant in west-central Tennessee that makes decoy flares for the military, officials said Tuesday.

Fortune: Kleen Energy's fatal dealupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 06:02:00

When the natural gas ignited, it caused a blast so powerful that people 30 miles away thought there had been an earthquake. Inside the almost finished power plant in Middletown, Conn., around 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 7, the explosion blew the siding off the structure, crumpled construction trailers, and sparked a conflagration that sent a dense plume of black smoke hundreds of feet in the air. Six men died. Another 50 were injured, some of them gravely.

Whale trainer laid to restupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:52:00

Dawn Brancheau, the trainer who was killed at Sea World in February, was laid to rest Chicago.

SeaWorld fined $75,000 for safety violationsupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:52:00

SeaWorld has been fined $75,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three safety violations, including one classified as willful, after an animal trainer was killed in February.

Fortune: Oil company safety records: a black holeupdated: Mon May 10 2010 14:04:00

Before you buy an oil stock, you can look at how it stacks up against its peers by pulling up the different companies' earnings growth estimates. You can compare their debt loads, production rates, and dozens of arcane measures of performance. But there's one crucial metric that you'll be hard pressed to find: safety records.

Elephant kills trainer at Pennsylvania circusupdated: Sat Apr 10 2010 04:17:00

Tragedy struck at a Pennsylvania circus Friday after a startled elephant stomped its trainer to death, police said.

OSHA warned whale would killupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:40:00

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on why OSHA recanted a report warning of killer whale attacks at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld victim talks whalesupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:25:00

Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld trainer killed by a whale, talked with WESH in 2000 about working with the creatures.

Whale trainer remembered at funeralupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 08:25:00

Mourners packed into a church in Illinois Monday to remember a woman whose death made headlines worldwide.

SeaWorld whale shows resumeupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 19:51:00

SeaWorld announces that whale shows will resume Saturday, but trainers will not be in the water.

SeaWorld CEO says shows with killer whales will resume Saturdayupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 19:51:00

SeaWorld will resume killer whale shows while the company and two federal agencies investigate the death of a whale trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, company and federal officials announced Friday.

Puerto Rico fire linked to faulty gas tank monitoring systemupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 18:06:00

A faulty monitoring system on a gasoline tank at a Puerto Rico storage facility most likely led to a massive fire in October that damaged homes and businesses more than a mile away, federal investigators said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: BP faces record $87 million fineupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 12:06:00

The Labor Department fined oil giant BP a record $87 million for failing to fix safety problems at a refinery in Texas.

Report on handling H1N1 cases: Use masks with airtight sealsupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 20:27:00

An advisory panel is recommending a major step up in protection for health workers dealing with patients suspected or confirmed to have H1N1 influenza.

Collapsed deck crushes carsupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 17:20:00

Part of a parking deck collapses in Atlanta, Georgia, sending cars crashing down. WSB's Ross Cavitt reports

Officials comb collapsed Atlanta parking deckupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 17:20:00

The firm that oversaw the construction of an Atlanta parking garage that collapsed Monday was fined this month in the December collapse of a walkway at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, a spokeswoman said. Michael McCann: Legal issues in Cowboys' facility collapseupdated: Mon May 04 2009 17:03:00

So far, public reaction to the tragic collapse of the Dallas Cowboys' indoor practice facility has understandably reflected sadness, shock and genuine empathy for the 12 injured persons, particularly scout Rich Behm, who was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

OSHA to look at why Cowboys' facility collapsedupdated: Mon May 04 2009 17:01:00

A federal agency is examining what caused the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility to collapse on Saturday, paralyzing a scout and injuring 11 others.

Fortune: Calling OSHA!updated: Wed Apr 29 2009 15:15:00

I dropped in on my friend Burbage the other day and noticed that his hand was in a splint. "What's up?" I inquired. "BlackBerry thumb," he said. "Gee," I thought. "I wonder what our health plan is going to say about that." I had some idea, of course. Last month our carrier disallowed my pal Brewster's midnight visit to his local emergency room on the grounds that it wasn't an emergency.

Commentary: Getting healthy on the jobupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 07:09:00

At the World Economic Forum earlier this year, a group of corporate executives engaged in a thought-provoking discussion on a variety of health care topics, including workplace wellness programs. Sugar Co. Fined $8.7M in Deadly Blastupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 20:20:00

A Georgia lawmaker says federal officials are proposing $8.7 million in fines against Imperial Sugar for violations at a plant near Savannah where an explosion killed 13 people and at another plant in Louisiana

Deadly crane collapseupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 20:37:00

Multiple people have died after a large crane collapse at a chemical plant in Houston, Texas. Texas Refinery Crane Collapse Kills 4updated: Fri Jul 18 2008 18:20:00

One of the nation's largest mobile cranes collapsed at a Houston oil refinery Friday, killing four workers and injuring seven others

Princeton can keep its cops unarmed, OSHA saysupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 10:46:00

Princeton University's policy of not allowing its officers to carry guns on campus doesn't hurt the officers' ability to do their jobs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ruled.

Tiger kills 1, injures 2 at zooupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 02:59:00

An escaped Siberian tiger attacked and killed one zoo patron and injured two others Tuesday afternoon in a cafe at the San Francisco Zoo, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Fire Department told CNN.

9/11 ills linger for workersupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 14:37:00

A New York photojournalist captures the ongoing struggles of 9/11 first responders. CNN's Jim Acosta reports The Worst Jobs in Americaupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 12:00:00

It's not just low wages, but environmental hazards and labor-law violations that afflict workers on the bottom rungs. Here's a look at three of the worst places to work right now Grilling FEMA Over Its Toxic Trailersupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 18:40:00

The federal agency faces tough questions over trailers it supplied to Katrina survivors that turned out to be hazardous

Tragic accidentupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 00:14:00

Tragic accident

Ex-EPA chief rejects criticism over 9/11 workers' illnessesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 21:53:00

The former chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fought off fierce criticism Monday that the agency did not do enough to protect September 11, 2001, rescue workers from toxic pollutants.

FSB: 7 ways to avoid employees from hellupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 17:43:00

Bill Demeza, a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm, specializes in defending companies from employee lawsuits. Roxanne Davis, principal of Davis Gavsie in Los Angeles, represents employees. Here are their suggestions for avoiding the courtroom.

CNNMoney: Battling a sick officeupdated: Wed May 10 2006 10:30:00

Your job may be making you sick, literally. And it may not be the mystery meat in the cafeteria. In today's Five Tips we're going to tell you how to combat the office germs.

CNNMoney: BP fined $2.4M for refinery safety problemsupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 18:11:00

Federal officials fined BP Products North America Inc. more than $2.4 million Tuesday for what it said were unsafe operations at a company refinery in Ohio, and compared flaws there to deficiencies that were implicated after another of the company's refineries exploded last year, killing 15 people.

CNNMoney: Report: Small fines for dangerous minesupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 06:27:00

Federal government fines for coal mine safety violations are far below the level imposed by other government agencies and may not be offering incentives for mine companies to fix safety problems, according to a published report.

Managers urged to put safety firstupdated: Wed Dec 14 2005 06:55:00

Younger workers are at a far greater risk than older staff of suffering accidents in the workplace, providing a challenge for managers to ensure proper safety supervision, the European Union said.

CNNMoney: BP to pay record $21M safety fineupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 05:47:00

BP PLC will pay a fine of $21.3 million to settle government claims of more than 300 safety violations after a March explosion and fire at its huge Texas City, Texas refinery that killed 15 and injured more than 170.

CNNMoney: Answers on Outsourcingupdated: Thu Mar 11 2004 18:35:00

The following is a guest column by Rory L. Terry, an associate professor of finance at Fort Hays State University.

FSB: Scorecard THE NEWS ACCORDING TO FSBupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

THE HEADLINES 1 Republicans Take Control of the Beltway

FSB: A Kinder, Gentler Labor Departmentupdated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

Summer is here, but it's not too late for some spring cleaning. Just ask Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, who this month will announce plans to clarify her department's byzantine regulations. Her pr...

FSB: 360[degrees] High-tech solutions, no runarounds.updated: Fri Mar 01 2002 00:01:00


Fortune: Becton Dickinson Takes A Plunge With Safer Needles By gearing up to make devices like these, the company is giving its profits aupdated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

Last November, when President Clinton signed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, health-care workers mentally stood and applauded. But in the Franklin Lakes, N.J., headquarters of Becton Dic...

FSB: Live Wireupdated: Fri Jun 01 2001 00:01:00

Now that Congress has repealed the ergonomics standard, are small businesses off the hook? Not exactly. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration can still levy fines and demand workplace c...


Lisa Richman doesn't perform any scientific research for Biolex Inc., a three-year-old biotechnology company in Pittsboro, N.C. Even so, she may turn out to be one of the most valuable of the compa...

FSB: Live Wireupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

As rags-to-riches stories go, it's tough to beat Madam C.J. Walker. The daughter of slaves, Walker invented a hair cream and parlayed it into a thriving beauty enterprise. One of the wealthiest wom...

Fortune: Bound For Trouble Forget all those lofty campaign promises. Whoever is the next President will be able to push through only bitsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Usually, by this time in an election cycle, the most important people in the country are not pundits, pollsters, or politicians. The People to See are real estate agents in Washington, D.C. Aides t...

Fortune: Your Man On the Hill Amen, chairman! Senator Kit Bond doesn't just run the Committee on Small Business. He plays updated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

Senator Kit Bond is smiling as sweat trickles down his cherubic face. It's early summer and pleasantly cool in the Bartle Hall Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo., but Bond, 61, is just ...

FSB: The Landmarksupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

The market and the state have always been allies and enemies. The industrial revolution made that paradox greater. At the turn of the 20th century, government trustbusters were becoming heroes. But...

FSB: Your Man On The Hill Preach it, chairman! Senator Kit Bond doesn't just run the Committee on Small Business. He updated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

Sen. Kit Bond is smiling as sweat trickles down his cherubic face. It's June and pleasantly cool in the Bartle Hall Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo., but Bond, 61, is just warming up....

FSB: The Power 30 From the SBA to the House floor to the nation's airwaves: our guide to some of the most influential updated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

From outside the Beltway, the nation's capital looks like a maze run by hobbits who speak a strange language and indulge in strange rituals. What's scary is how much power they have to help or hind...

Fortune: Wal-Mart Pirates...OSHA Goes Ergo...A Wedding Gift to Hold On toupdated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

Wal-Mart Woes, Part II: When Donald Gaffney sued Wal-Mart in 1996 for trademark violation, he never pictured himself at the Supreme Court. But when Wal-Mart lost two lower-court rulings for what a ...

FSB: OSHA Warning...Tech Tax Credits...Marry a Dot-Com...Mister Softee Recruitsupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Make sure there's extra money in the piggy bank for some wrist rests. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to put its new workplace standards into effect by year's e...

Fortune: Readers Weigh In on Sex, Race, and Office Romanceupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

'Injustices in the workplace abound--but are they all the result of discrimination?" asks a reader named Elizabeth, who incidentally knows bias when she sees it: Way back in 1969, a bank officer in...


To glimpse the kind of fast but effective training 21st-century manufacturing workers will require, visit Westt Inc. of Menlo Park, California, a privately held supplier of parts for chipmaking and...

Fortune: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR WORKERS' COMP COSTS Expensive injuries don't have to happen. You can save plenty by rooting out hidden haupdated: Mon Oct 03 1994 00:01:00

AT A TIME when corporate managers are doggedly driving out every excess cost, some executives still view workers' compensation as an intractable cost of doing business. But an increasing number are...

Fortune: Twelve media bores, new hope for heavy drinkers, telling fibs in the Rose Garden, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Sep 06 1993 00:01:00

BOISE, IDAHO -- Kavin Gill said he and another employee of DeBest Inc. had to act quickly to rescue a man buried after a dirt wall collapsed on him. ''We could hear muffled screams . . .'' Gill sai...

Fortune: HOW THE SCORECARDS WERE DONE updated: Mon Jul 26 1993 00:01:00

FORTUNE evaluated 130 of America's largest manufacturing companies before selecting the 30 featured in the three scorecards that follow. To determine ranking, we assigned values that range from zer...

Fortune: Why people are slipping on rugs, how to contribute to Lyndon LaRouche, Congress vs. teenagers. UNSAFE IN WASHINGTONupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

About one American worker in 10,000 dies in an on-the-job accident. Cooks in restaurants have higher mortality rates than firemen. Federal regulations on formaldehyde exposure result in expenditure...

Fortune: THE NEW RACE FOR INTELLIGENCE Your competitors may well be mounting sophisticated information-gathering operations that form disupdated: Mon Nov 02 1992 00:01:00

IT CAME as a nasty shock for a large U.S. manufacturer of medical supplies: An important Japanese competitor, Kokoku Rubber Industry, was greatly boosting output at a new plant in Kentucky. The U.S...

Fortune: FIXING THE ECONOMY BRINGING REASON TO REGULATION It doesn't have to be at odds with economic growth. Constructive regulatory refupdated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

AMERICA'S capitalism at its best -- the freewheeling, entrepreneurial kind -- has traditionally thrived most when it has been regulated with a light touch. Not unregulated -- laws have made the env...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Nov 19 1990 00:01:00

-- TINA BROWN, 36 editor of Vanity Fair, on why she put Cher instead of Marla Maples on the cover of the November issue: ''In light of the Gulf crisis, we thought a brunette was more appropriate.''...

Fortune: Finding nuts in the forest, the story they dare not print, and why workers are safe under capitalism. THE $100 MILLION WORKERupdated: Mon Jan 29 1990 00:01:00

The news from Washington is that the Bush Administration is making with the meat-ax in this year's budget planning, and yet OSHA will get the 6% increase it boldly requested. The news stories expla...

Fortune: SAFETY FIRSTupdated: Mon Jul 04 1988 00:01:00

If all the hands severed last year in industrial accidents were joined thumb to pinkie, how high would they stretch? Higher, possibly, than a ten-story building. ''Possibly'' is about as accurate a...

Fortune: Carbide agonistesupdated: Mon Apr 28 1986 00:01:00

Trouble seems to come in bunches for Union Carbide. The latest setback: a $1.4-million fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged violations at Carbide's Institute, West ...

Fortune: A BOSS FOR OSHA After a long search, the Administration thinks it has found a man for a hard-to-fill job.updated: Mon Dec 23 1985 00:01:00

FINDING SOMEONE willing to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a controversial agency for 15 years, doesn't resemble the prince's search for Cinderella. Even the ugly sisters mi...

Fortune: Just Asking Jobs for Angola, In Defense of Vitamin A, The Future of Coed Basketball, and Otherupdated: Mon Nov 25 1985 00:01:00

Matters. In which the present writer yet again puts forward a number of slightly loaded questions unredeemed by any prospect of reasonable answers and additionally burdened by a spiraling word coun...

Fortune: Fact-Finding in Depth, The Evil of Overdrafts, A Channel to the Beauty Parlor, and Other Matters. The Last Word on OSHAupdated: Mon Jun 10 1985 00:01:00

Waste not, want not is the motto of the present writer, so he would be all- over sad if unable to work in certain facts that turned up unexpectedly during recent major excavations among desktop pap...

Fortune: Moving On from Notre Dame, In Search of the Time & Life Building, OSHA's Long- Running Flop, and Other Matters.updated: Mon May 27 1985 00:01:00

Only in America (cont'd) A woman who lost $350,000 gambling at Nevada casinos wants a federal court to cancel the debt because she played blackjack so badly. Toshi Van Blitter of El Macero, Calif.,...

Fortune: CHEMICAL COMPANIES IN A BIND They want to appear safety- conscious, but they also want to head off new laws.updated: Mon Apr 01 1985 00:01:00

THE RISING CLAMOR for legislation forcing chemical companies to disclose potential risks at their plants has the companies in a quandary. They'd rather not have to contend with a stringent new fede...

Fortune: HEARING CACOPHONY OSHA appeals a precedent-setting court ruling that upsets its regulation of noise.updated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

BY DAY his ears ring from the roar of a giant blast furnace. By night he rocks to the blaring beat of heavy-metal music. Finally the worker's hearing fails. Is his employer responsible? In a startl...

Fortune: AN EXPLOSION IN CONGRESSupdated: Mon Jan 07 1985 00:01:00

The tragedy in Bhopal is bound to shake up U.S. laws governing the chemical industry. Congressional hearings are in full cry on nearly every aspect of handling toxic chemicals. The Reagan Administr...

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