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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that the new residential fall protection standard passed in Arizona reduces worker protection to a level that is not at least as effective as the federal rule, and plans to take action to reject the standard.
There are few stories as disheartening as those of Good Samaritans who come to the rescue of others — only to have kindness repaid with a nasty lawsuit. The first inclination for many is to help our fellow man, yet, as director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), I’m often asked “should I help or stay out of the way?”
Honeyville Farms, a retail store near Ahwatukee just across Interstate 10 in Chandler, specializes in food storage, bulk wheat and grains, baking mixes, emergency preparedness items, water storage and more.
Whose job is it to take care of the people who take care of others? Think about the pre-flight instructions from a flight attendant: “If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other person.” You have to take care of yourself first.
Toys come with a lot of warnings: Not suitable for children under 3 years; Small parts may present choking hazards; Use under adult supervision. Labels on electronic toys list the voltage while others confirm non-toxic materials. If a toy proves to be harmful, it is quickly recalled as toy manufacturers make safety a priority.
No business owner wants to hear that a government agency is coming to inspect their workplace — whether it’s the USDA, the EPA or the IRS. But if there was a government agency that could help save money, improve productivity and increase employee morale — free of charge — businesses just might be interested.
It is sad when articles ("AF company strives to make carpet truly safe," AFN, Aug. 31) that are nothing more than commercials or advertisements for new companies trying to survive in the Ahwatukee Foothills, or elsewhere for that matter, gets put up on the web as expert information. Unfortunately, a lot of nonsensical information that the "chemicals" used by the average carpet cleaners are bad for you is out there, in much the same way that the term steam cleaning is used, when in fact, no one uses steam to clean carpets (true steam would melt nylon and olefin carpets). The actual industry terminology is hot water extraction, the term steam cleaning is an advertising gimmick.
Federal authorities say Union Pacific retaliated against three employees who raised safety concerns, so the railroad should pay $615,215 in fines and compensation.
Volunteer for the world’s largest international humanitarian dental effort by day, play at a luxury resort by night: That’s exactly what Ahwatukee Foothills’ Dr. Harvey Arnce will be doing Nov. 5 through 19 in Jamaica.
Local dentist joins Great Shape! Inc. board, volunteers needed
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