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March 6, 2014

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Connecticut’s WNPR examines the issue of regulating noise levels in movie theaters. A proposal currently being debated would bar theaters from showing a movie or preview that was louder than 85 decibels.

New proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at protecting farmworkers from pesticides are an improvement but do not go far enough, advocates tell the Center for Public Integrity.

In a column in the Savannah Morning News, Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso claims lack of movement on new workplace safety regulations (such as one addressing combustible dust) may result in more worker deaths.

In The New York Times, dancer Daniel Curry recounts the emotional and physical pain he experienced during a Broadway performance when his foot became trapped between a hydraulic lift and the stage. OSHA found the lift lacked machine guarding. Curry is suing the producers, who have agreed to add guarding and pay $2,880 as part of a settlement with OSHA.

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