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Child tobacco worker

Lawmakers: Ban children from tobacco work

Washington – Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are proposing legislation that would prohibit children younger than 18 from working directly with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves.
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Department of Transportation

DOT takes action on crude-by-rail safety

Washington – In an effort to improve safety for trains that carry crude oil and ethanol, the Department of Transportation has issued several targeted actions to the railroad industry regarding the transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids.
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CSB updates status of 12 investigations

Washington – State and federal officials, along with employers and trade groups, have successfully completed a number of Chemical Safety Board recommendations stemming from 12 investigations, the board announced April 20.
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