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Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd...

GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement

Sep. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. “Your plan is disastrous and counterproductive,” the prosecutors,...

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

Sep. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t make many headlines. Charged with keeping America’s workplaces safe, it usually busies itself with tasks such as setting and enforcing standards for goggles, hardhats and ladders. But...

Company probes whether procedures were followed after deaths

Sep. 14, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An eastern North Carolina industrial operation said it is investigating whether safety procedures were followed after an accident that killed two workers over the weekend. Two Valley Proteins workers were found unresponsive Sunday afternoon at...

Biden's vaccine rules to set off barrage of legal challenges

Sep. 11, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine requirements have Republican governors threatening lawsuits. His unapologetic response: “Have at it.” The administration is gearing up for another major clash between federal and state rule. But while...

Biden's vaccine rules to set off barrage of legal challenges

Sep. 10, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine requirements have Republican governors threatening lawsuits. His unapologetic response: “Have at it.” The administration is gearing up for another major clash between federal and state rule. But while...

Indiana allocates more than $19 million to school safety

Sep. 07, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Secured School Safety Board has approved more than $19 million in state grants, marking a third consecutive year the General Assembly has allocated funds for school safety investments. The awards will allow the board to fund projects...

JBS fined $175K after Colorado worker loses arm in machinery

Sep. 06, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Meatpacking giant JBS USA has been issued five citations and fines totaling nearly $175,000 after a worker's arm was amputated when it got stuck in a conveyer belt at the company's beef plant in northern Colorado. The 37-year-old worker was...

Fines appealed after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia plant

Aug. 28, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three of four companies are appealing federal workplace safety fines following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant. The U.S. Department of Labor says plant owner Foundation Food Group is...

US examining Boeing's treatment of safety-related employees

Aug. 24, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

A small group of Boeing engineers who perform key safety tasks are raising concerns about their ability to work free of pressure from supervisors, and their comments are prompting federal regulators to take a broader look into the company’s safety culture. The...