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September 18, 2017
Competition for top talent is tough in today’s marketplace. And with the U.S. unemployment rate hovering at 4.4 percent, it can be hard for small companies to find individuals to fill open positions. Now, a new survey of small-business employees finds that the safety of the work environment was among top factors for employees considering a new job offer.

September 14, 2017
A commercial bakery faces $129,145 in proposed penalties from OSHA after investigators found workers at its facility exposed to amputation, fire, and noise hazards.

September 12, 2017
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who primarily stand on the job are twice as likely as those who primarily sit to have a heart attack or congestive heart failure. It was disappointing news to those who have taken to standing while they work in the belief that they are making a healthier choice.
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August 30, 2017 (Proposed Rule) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed to delay the deadline and extend the existing employer duty to ensure that operators of equipment covered by this standard are competent to operate the equipment safely for 1 year to November 17, 2018.

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A study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that workers who primarily ________________ on the job are twice as likely as others to have a heart attack or congestive heart failure.
• Drink coffee
• Stand
• Sleep
• Sit
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