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Man with arm injury talks safety for folks Missouri and elsewhere

Readers in Missouri might be interested to learn about a new program that helps teens learn to be safer. The program, led in part by a man who suffered an arm injury while on the job, can help young people who may think that such an accident won't happen to them. The program is spreading to groups where teens are considering vocational careers.

Paint stripper could be cause of bath refinisher's fatal illness

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the ban of two toxic chemicals in January. Methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone are highly toxic ingredients present in paint strippers and products that are used to remove coatings such as those used on baths. The agency says these chemicals pose hazards that could cause occupational illness that might be lethal to employees nationwide, including in Missouri.

OSHA says fatal fall injuries are preventable

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in the years 2003 through 2013, over 3,500 construction workers died in work-related accidents nationwide, including in Missouri. The agency further reported that just under 34 percent of the fatal workplace injuries involved falls from heights -- every one of which could have been prevented. OSHA requires that construction companies follow a three-step strategy to protect construction workers' health and safety.

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