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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As investigators looked more closely into whether the thickness of a chain contributed to the death of a Red Line subway worker, state Sen. Tom Hayden on Sunday renewed his calls to halt tunneling work, and demanded a probe into job safety. Hayden, who is running for mayor of Los Angeles, has long criticized the subway and pledged last week that he would immediately stop the digging if elected.
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BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
State regulators have fined two warehouse operating companies more than a quarter of a million dollars for allowing unsafe working conditions at four San Bernardino County distribution centers. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it issued $256,445 in citations for more than 60 violations found during a recent inspection of warehouses in Chino. Cited were warehouse owner National Distribution Centers and its temporary staffing contractor, Tri State Staffing.
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NEWS
November 16, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Navy airfields fell silent and ships steamed on skeleton crews Wednesday as the Navy entered the first day of an unprecedented safety review. The Navy announced the unusual action Tuesday, two days after the destroyer Kinkaid and a freighter collided in the Malacca Strait, killing a Navy crewman. It was the latest of 10 significant accidents that have killed 10 people and injured 71 since early October. Aboard the Navy guided missile cruiser Antietam, in port at Long Beach, Capt. Larry E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
State regulators voted unanimously Thursday to create an advisory committee to consider increasing regulation of California's porn industry, including mandating the use of condoms and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Guy Prescott, director of safety for Operating Engineers Local Union #3 and one of six members of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's standards board, said he had planned to vote against the measure but changed his mind after hearing from performers and others in the porn industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2002 | Steve Harvey
I'm ashamed to say I initially felt some relief when I read that an occupational safety group is going to publish research suggesting that bicycle riding may cause sexual problems for some men. You see, I haven't ridden since my bike was stolen outside Doheny Library while I was attending USC. (Now I can thank the thief.) Then again, some of the complaints about erectile dysfunction and numbness were made a few years ago by members of Long Beach's Marine Patrol bicycle unit (more details on www.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1992 | BOB BAKER and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Superior Court judge on Thursday overturned San Francisco's landmark video display terminal safety ordinance, the only law in the United States that required private companies to protect workers from the muscle-straining dangers of VDT work by providing rest breaks and properly designed office furniture.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
The government proposed a $5.7-million fine today against Phillips 66 Natural Gas Co. for alleged safety violations in connection with last year's explosion at a Texas chemical plant that killed 23 people. Phillips was cited for 575 willful and serious safety violations at its Houston Chemical Complex, where an Oct. 23 blast killed 23 workers and injured 130 others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989 | GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge Thursday threw out criminal charges filed against Mobil Oil Corp. and one of its contractors in connection with an August, 1988, fire at Mobil's Torrance refinery, in which one worker was burned over 40% of his body and another was also injured. The action, by South Bay Municipal Court Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr., could be reversed if the City of Torrance, which charged the companies with safety violations, challenges the ruling in the appellate division of Superior Court.
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The byword of business is "productivity." Do it faster, and do more with less. Assembly lines have been speeded up. Some jobs have been redesigned for efficiency so that workers perform fewer tasks but do them more frequently. The changes have translated into day-to-day workplace practices that have resulted in higher injury rates and--gradually--public outrage over the fragile health of the American worker.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
State regulators have fined two warehouse operating companies more than a quarter of a million dollars for allowing unsafe working conditions at four San Bernardino County distribution centers. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it issued $256,445 in citations for more than 60 violations found during a recent inspection of warehouses in Chino. Cited were warehouse owner National Distribution Centers and its temporary staffing contractor, Tri State Staffing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2002 | Steve Harvey
I'm ashamed to say I initially felt some relief when I read that an occupational safety group is going to publish research suggesting that bicycle riding may cause sexual problems for some men. You see, I haven't ridden since my bike was stolen outside Doheny Library while I was attending USC. (Now I can thank the thief.) Then again, some of the complaints about erectile dysfunction and numbness were made a few years ago by members of Long Beach's Marine Patrol bicycle unit (more details on www.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As investigators looked more closely into whether the thickness of a chain contributed to the death of a Red Line subway worker, state Sen. Tom Hayden on Sunday renewed his calls to halt tunneling work, and demanded a probe into job safety. Hayden, who is running for mayor of Los Angeles, has long criticized the subway and pledged last week that he would immediately stop the digging if elected.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1992 | BOB BAKER and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Superior Court judge on Thursday overturned San Francisco's landmark video display terminal safety ordinance, the only law in the United States that required private companies to protect workers from the muscle-straining dangers of VDT work by providing rest breaks and properly designed office furniture.
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The byword of business is "productivity." Do it faster, and do more with less. Assembly lines have been speeded up. Some jobs have been redesigned for efficiency so that workers perform fewer tasks but do them more frequently. The changes have translated into day-to-day workplace practices that have resulted in higher injury rates and--gradually--public outrage over the fragile health of the American worker.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
The government proposed a $5.7-million fine today against Phillips 66 Natural Gas Co. for alleged safety violations in connection with last year's explosion at a Texas chemical plant that killed 23 people. Phillips was cited for 575 willful and serious safety violations at its Houston Chemical Complex, where an Oct. 23 blast killed 23 workers and injured 130 others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989 | GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge Thursday threw out criminal charges filed against Mobil Oil Corp. and one of its contractors in connection with an August, 1988, fire at Mobil's Torrance refinery, in which one worker was burned over 40% of his body and another was also injured. The action, by South Bay Municipal Court Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr., could be reversed if the City of Torrance, which charged the companies with safety violations, challenges the ruling in the appellate division of Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
State regulators voted unanimously Thursday to create an advisory committee to consider increasing regulation of California's porn industry, including mandating the use of condoms and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Guy Prescott, director of safety for Operating Engineers Local Union #3 and one of six members of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's standards board, said he had planned to vote against the measure but changed his mind after hearing from performers and others in the porn industry.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1992 | Associated Press
Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Co. has agreed to pay a $1.5-million fine and provide a series of workplace safety procedures at its ethylene oxide production plants in Texas, federal officials said. Dorothy L. Strunk, acting assistant secretary of labor and administrator of the Occupation Safety and Health Administration, said Union Carbide agreed to the fine and workshops as settlement of citations issued against the company after a March, 1991, fire and explosion at the Texas plant.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Navy airfields fell silent and ships steamed on skeleton crews Wednesday as the Navy entered the first day of an unprecedented safety review. The Navy announced the unusual action Tuesday, two days after the destroyer Kinkaid and a freighter collided in the Malacca Strait, killing a Navy crewman. It was the latest of 10 significant accidents that have killed 10 people and injured 71 since early October. Aboard the Navy guided missile cruiser Antietam, in port at Long Beach, Capt. Larry E.
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