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On-duty firefighter deaths spike in 2013: NFPA

Quincy, MA – In 2013, 97 U.S. firefighters died on the job – an increase from 64 the previous year and the most since 105 were recorded in 2008, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association.
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OSHA expands office in Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX – An expected population boom caused by an increase in oil and gas operations has prompted OSHA to expand its Lubbock district office to an area office.
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FAA needs to consider air traffic controller fatigue: report

Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration needs to take worker fatigue into account when estimating air traffic controller staffing levels and should work with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to implement a tool to help facilities create efficient work schedules, according to a new report.
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