Workplace safety

A worker sprays an adhesive product on the ground to gather up the lead particles in the school yard of Saint Benoit primary school in Paris, France, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Workers have started decontaminating some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 09, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris regional authorities say decontamination and cleanup work at Notre Dame cathedral will resume on Aug. 19 after new equipment and stricter safety procedures ensure workers are not exposed to unsafe levels of lead. The administration suspended the job of removing hazardous...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo Stephen M. Dickson, President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Federal Aviation Administration, appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Senate committee has voted along party lines to approve Dickson to run the Federal Aviation Administration despite objections from Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 10, 2019 - 6:30 pm
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Aviation Administration won approval from a Senate committee Wednesday despite objections from Democrats who questioned the actions of the former Delta Air Lines executive in a case involving a pilot who raised safety issues. The Commerce,...
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July 06, 2019 - 12:16 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into whether Delta Air Lines violated FAA rules about promoting safety at a time when President Donald Trump's pick to lead the agency was in charge of Delta's flight operations. The FAA investigation grew out of allegations by a Delta pilot that the...
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FILE - This May 4, 2019 file photo shows the entrance to The Conservators Center in Burlington, N.C. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued three citations to the Conservator's Center, an animal sanctuary in Burlington, North Carolina where a 22-year old intern was fatally mauled by a lion in December 2018. In an investigation relating to the intern's death, OSHA determined that other employees were exposed to hazards at the center and has issued a total penalty of $3,000 to the center.( AP Photo/Amanda Morris, File)
June 28, 2019 - 7:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December. The state Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a citation Thursday for three "serious" violations to the Conservator's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday, June 24, 2019, on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations are safe. The train was on its first paid passenger run on a new route from Tacoma to Portland, Oregon, when it plunged onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
June 24, 2019 - 8:01 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report Monday on a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state in 2017, with the agency's vice chairman blasting what he described as a "Titanic-like complacency" among those charged with ensuring train operations were...
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In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, photo, a construction worker carries a fence at the construction site of the Tokyo Olympic Village in Tokyo. A former Olympian and head of a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year’s games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 07, 2019 - 2:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — A former Olympian and head of a human-rights group is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that...
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The cruise ship Viking Sky as it drifts after sending a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. The Viking Sky is forced to evacuate its estimated 1,300 passengers. (Odd Roar Lange / NTB scanpix via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 10:15 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Viking Sky...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric crew works on replacing poles destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. A U.S. judge in San Francisco overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is scaling back his proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires. Judge William Alsup said in an order late Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that he's now considering making PG&E comply with targets in a wildfire mitigation plan that the company submitted to California regulators. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 07, 2019 - 2:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. sought a judge's approval to pay $235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees despite the California utility's bankruptcy. The money is intended to provide incentives to workers and will not be distributed if the company doesn't meet safety...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a Bay Area Rapid Transit train leaves the station in Oakland, Calif. Regulators fined a Northern California transit agency $650,000 for safety failures that led to a train fatally striking two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2005, file photo, a sign that reads "now hiring" is shown at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. The nurse who was brutally attacked at Washington state's troubled psychiatric hospital Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 was only one in a series of assaults that have staff so on edge that they're holding a rally on Thursday, Aug., to demand changes to the way officials assign dangerous patients to wards. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
August 30, 2018 - 4:08 pm
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Staff say another nurse was attacked at Washington state's troubled psychiatric hospital this week, just days after an incident Sunday in which a patient is accused of punching a nurse, knocking her to the floor and stomping on her head. Workers at Western State Hospital...
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