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Photo: David Sommerstein
Photo: David Sommerstein

NY dairy farms will get surprise inspections from OSHA

Workplace safety rules are about to get a little stricter on New York dairy farms. There's an ongoing, national debate about workplace safety on farms, which are exempt from many federal regulations.

In 2012, the Department of Labor proposed rules that would protect children from the most dangerous farm tasks. The Labor Department ended up withdrawing that proposal. About a year later, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, announced plans for a program of surprise inspections for New York dairies. The random visits are set to begin in July, in response to an alarming trend of frequent accidents in the industry.  Go to full article

Fatality at St. Lawrence Zinc mine

Authorities are still trying to sort out what happened in a fatal accident at the St Lawrence Zinc mine near Governeur Saturday morning. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

OSHA Reduces Fine For Ogdensburg Company

The federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration has agreed to reduce a 25-hundred dollar fine it imposed on a St. Lawrence County company for a forklift accident that left a worker dead. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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