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A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths - and more than half of the workers killed lacked access to fall protection - according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR).
Workers at a barrel refurbishing plant in St. Francis were exposed to formaldehyde, mercury
and other hazardous chemicals but did not receive proper training in safely handling the
materials, according to violations found by the
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Also, workers whose native language is Spanish did not receive training on how to deal with hazardous materials in a language they could fully understand, according to OSHA.
A new graphene printing technology can craft flexible, water-repellant circuits. These new circuits pave the way for wearable (and washable) electronics.
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