Press Release: The Home Depot to be third major U.S. retailer to ban deadly paint strippers

Advocates call on Pruitt EPA to end delay, protect Americans from toxic products ATLANTA — The world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, announced today that it will phase out the use of the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in its paint removal products by the end of this year. The company, which operates more than 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is the third major retailer this month to commit to pulling the products from store shelves. Methylene chloride and NMP have been found to pose unacceptable health risks to the public, including cancer,…
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Sanitation worker safety: Group wants penalties passed

By Julie Carr Smyth April 4, 2018 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Lawson loved being a garbage collector. The Germantown, Ohio, resident enjoyed working outdoors alongside his family, throwing his “solid as a horse” frame into physical labor that made people’s lives better. One customer left a cooler near the curb on hot days filled with cold pop. “We treated them as family, they treated us as family,” Lawson said. It all ended on March 12, 1996, in an explosion of speed. A car hurtled into Lawson, then 26, at 40 mph (64 kph) as he was retrieving a can…
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2018 Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day “Pray for the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living” Mother Jones Friday, April 27th, 2018 Sheet Metal Workers Hall 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19147 PROGRAM: 8:30 am: Registration 9:00 am: Breakfast Served 9:15 am Program Begins Speakers to be announced 10:45 am Procession to the Great Plaza Penn’s Landing Prayer Offering Memorial remarks from family members Reading of the names of those who died from work-related injuries and illnesses in the Tri-State area in 2017. Casting of flowers into the Delaware River, reaffirming our commitment to prevent injury, illness and death on the job.…
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2 killed in crane accident in Pennsylvania identified

2 killed in crane accident in Pennsylvania identified Philly.com February 4, 2018 SHADY GROVE, Pa. (AP) - Two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer have been identified but few details about the accident have been released. Chris Robison, 49, of Marion, and John Marcoux, 66, of Chambersburg, both died of multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Jeffrey Conner of Franklin County said Sunday. Another man was flown to a hospital with critical injuries following Friday morning's accident at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Harrisburg. Two other men had minor hand…
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