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Labor regulators aim to finish difficult dust rule

Dust in the workplace — affecting the construction, mining and oil and gas industries — has proven a tough issue to regulate, with a battle over updating federal standards dragging on more than 40 years and vexing eight presidential administrations. But a final rule could come as soon as February, one that would cut the allowable exposure of crystalline silica, ...

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Cleaning with coconuts: a faster, safer, cheaper response to spills

An innovative mind can detect a resource amongst rubbish and formulate a solution from scraps. Joe Davids spotted an unlikely answer to workplace hazards— coconuts. From baking and cooking to health and beauty remedies, this versatile crop fills a variety of roles on a daily basis. While we often credit products made from coconut palm—the plant’s fruit—for oiling our cooking ...

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