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Asbestos Found In Makeup

FDA Confirms Asbestos Contamination in Some Cosmetics

Apr. 9, 2019 The cosmetics industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, with people of all ages—including youths—using cosmetic products daily. A 2017 report suggested that certain cosmetic products sold by Claire’s and Justice retailers were contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen linked to terminal health issues. In March 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

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FDA Issues Warning About Robotically Assisted Surgical Devices

Apr. 8, 2019 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices in patients who are undergoing surgery to prevent or treat cancer. In its warning, the FDA notes that the safety and effectiveness of the devices have not been established in certain procedures and may …

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FMCSA Shows Increase in Truck-related Fatalities

Sep. 20, 2019 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has delivered some sobering news about large-truck-related fatalities, noting that over the last three years the number of people in large trucks who died in fatal truck accidents has increased each year. Meanwhile, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a list of its …

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Construction Industry has Second Most Fatalities in California

Feb. 7, 2019 A report from the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) examines the number of fatal workplace deaths in 2017 and over the five-year period before. Although the number of fatalities overall remained the same in the state from 2016 to 2017, the number of fatalities linked …

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Driverless Cars Involved in California Car Crashes

Jan. 21, 2019 As autonomous car companies push to get their vehicles out on the roads, more of the self-driving vehicles are involved in car crashes. Most of the car crashes are minor incidents involving very little damage to vehicles, but there are some crashes that have resulted in fatalities. Consumers are watching to see …

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Small Companies Make Up Highest Number of Construction Fatalities

Feb. 14, 2019 Smaller construction companies have fewer employers, but they have a high number of construction fatalities, according to a report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). That may partially be because most construction companies are small organizations, with fewer than 20 employees. There are, however, also concerns that smaller employers …

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FDA Proposes Restrictions for Flavored E-Cigarettes

December 4, 2018 Citing epidemic levels of teen vaping, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed restrictions for e-cigarettes and called on makers of the devices to actively take measures to prevent youths from vaping. In an announcement made on November 15, 2018, the FDA proposed a variety of measures designed to curb a …

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PG&E’s Violations Allegedly Include Omissions and Falsifying Reports

Jan. 10, 2019 After two years of California wildfires that have been linked or potentially linked to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), an explosion that the utility faced criminal charges for, and continued allegations of violating state laws, California regulators are determining what to do about PG&E. A federal judge is already overseeing the utility’s …

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California Construction Company Fined for Workplace Fatality

Dec. 20, 2018 The California Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Cal/OSHA), fined a California construction company following the death of a construction worker when a trench collapsed at a residential development. The agency found that the company committed serious errors and failed to protect its employees from hazards, leading to the fatality. Furthermore, Cal/OSHA found …

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