While many of us women swear by the motto “pain is beauty,” the sad and sobering truth is that too few of us realize how our desire to “look good” comes at the expense of others’ health and well-being.
Stock car racing is growing faster than any other U.S. spectator sport, attracting more than 75 million TV viewers while another 8 million rabid fans crowd the stands, pits and infield at the almost 100 races each year. But those NASCAR fans, as well as the pit crews and drivers, are being exposed repeatedly to extremely dangerous levels of noise — as high as 140 decibels — according to extensive studies of three popular race tracks by federal investigators.
The Obama administration this week said it will step up its enforcement of safety violations related to ventilation systems in the nation’s coal mines.
Last week the House passed the Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act of 2010, a bill that amends the post-Exxon Valdez legislation in order to fund research on oil spills.
To ensure that oil rigs, tankers and other commercial ships are in safe operating condition, governments around the world, including the U.S. government, often rely on inspections by private firms that are hired and paid by the vessels’ owners.
Anyone who worked or volunteered performing rescue, recovery or cleanup faces a September 13th deadline to register for future worker’s compensation benefits if they are sick or become sick as a result of 9/11 exposure.
The owners of four Los Angeles car washes were each sentenced to a year in jail and are expected to have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages after pleading no contest to half a dozen criminal counts, authorities said Monday.
An explosion that killed two welders and caught a natural gas well on fire last month was triggered by flammable fumes from a relatively small amount of oil remaining in an aboveground storage tank, a fire marshal said.
A worker at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Conn., has filed the first federal lawsuit in connection to an explosion that killed six men.
A cement truck operator was killed Monday at a concrete mixing plant near Kenosha, Wis.