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Two Former E.P.A. Officials Argue for The Ban on Asbestos

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Each year, asbestos claims the lives of about 40,000 Americans while thousands more must endure a lifetime of torment from crippling respiratory diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. [1] However, asbestos is still hardly regulated in the United States. In the past, progress has been made to relieve our society of the fatal substance, but…

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Recent Decline in Northeast Home Construction

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Homebuilding in the United States has risen in the last decade until last August when construction of new apartments took a sharp decline. However, single-family house construction crept higher for the fourth month in a row. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the total onset housing construction declined by 9.4% in September to a seasonally…

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OSHA’s New Weighting System

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As of October 1, 2019, OSHA announced the implementation of a new weighting system to consider elements like different types of hazards inspected and moderated, along with Site-Specific Targeting and other implementation plans for the 2020 fiscal year (FY). The OSHA Weighting System (OWS) will promote the optimal allocation of resources and information to aid…

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