Graveside services and
interment will be held in
the Harper Community
Cemetery in Harper Texas
at 3 p.m. Adalena was
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Lott and Mae Petri; 8
numerous nieces and
Crawford (5-0) scored
early and often and
cruised to a victory
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GOP, why isn't overt
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politicians like Kentucky
Sen. Rand Paul, Texas
Sen. Ted Cruz and
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Services will be held on
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The father and son will
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stage when Sprague-Lott
pitches against Pearland,
Texas, at 7 p.m. With a
victory, the first-ever
team from Philadelphia to
reach the Little League
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a ritual for the
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Lott was voted to the
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Association in 2013. and
was named to the
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voted Lott the 2013
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to 2012 ...
— The game of
musical chairs was in
full swing Monday when
the Senate's No. 2
Republican, Trent Lott,
surprised colleagues with
the announcement that
he'll resign by year's
end. Texans Kay Bailey
Hutchison and John
Cornyn, who rank fourth
Terry and Nicole Hicks of
Lubbock announce the
engagement of their
daughter, Jaycee Breann
Crossland of Lubbock, to
Jett Slaughter Lott of
Post, Texas. Jeff is the
son of Jeff and Gina of
Post, Texas. The
bride-elect is the
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— Sabrina Allen, a
Texas girl allegedly
kidnapped by her
noncustodial mother 12
years ago, was recovered
safely Tuesday in Mexico,
and her mother was
arrested there, said Dan
Powers, San Antonio FBI
assistant special agent
in charge. The mother
Hospitals have been on
the lookout for the Ebola
virus in the United
States, and Texas Health
Presbyterian in Dallas
was no exception. A nurse
there did ask about the
travel history of the
patient who later turned
out to be infected with
patient who became the
first person diagnosed
with Ebola in the United
States has been
identified as a former
chauffeur from Liberia
who prayed with family
members by phone today.
The patient, Thomas Eric
Duncan, is being treated
at an isolation unit
Rangers are starting to
make moves in order to
prepare for the Hot Stove
season. On Monday they
parted ways with 3
players that were part of
the 2014 season. After
using 64 different
players this season it
would seem like this list
might get ...
(Reuters) - The man being
treated for Ebola in
Texas showed no signs of
fever or symptoms of the
virus when he left
Liberia for the United
States via Brussels on
Sept. 19, Liberian and
U.S. authorities said on
Wednesday. The case is
girl has been found in
Mexico, 12 years after
she was abducted by her
mother. Sabrina Allen was
four when she was taken
from her home in Texas by
Dara Klorens during a
bitter custody dispute.
Llorens, now 44, picked
up her daughter for a
is a time when students
exhibit great hometown
pride and spirit and the
latest ranking from
Newsweek is giving plenty
of Texas schools
something to cheer about.
Thirty-one Texas high
schools joined the ranks
of the nation's Top 500
on Newsweek ...
YORK (Reuters) - The
first patient to be
diagnosed with Ebola in a
U.S. hospital was
evaluated initially and
turned away, a critical
missed opportunity that
could result in others
being exposed to the
deadly virus, infectious
patient to a Dallas
hospital have tested
negative for the virus,
Dallas County Health and
Human Services Director
Zachary Thompson said
Wednesday. Thompson said
friends and family of the
patient are still
Texas (AP) — Texas
Tech coach Kliff
Kingsbury has been here
before. The Red Raiders'
second-year coach has
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The cord blood is present in the blood vessels of the placenta and umbilical cord, and is collected after the baby is born and then cut the umbilical cord; an important detail.
"Because cord blood is normally collected after delivery and after cutting the cord, intervention is generally secure for both mother and baby," says Dr. Keith Wonnacott, PhD, Branch Chief Therapies Office Phones Cell Therapies, Tissue and Genetic FDA.
The use of cord blood is only approved for interventions "hematopoietic stem cell transplantation," which was performed in patients with disorders of the hematopoietic (blood producing). The cord blood contains blood cell production can be used to treat patients with cancers of the blood such as leukemias and lymphomas, as well as certain blood disorders and immune system, such as stem cells of sickle cell anemia and Wiskott-Aldrich
"The cord blood is useful because it is a source of stem cells that are transformed into blood cells. Cord blood transplants can be used for people who need feedback, ie ´re-produce´ these cells producing blood cells, "says Dr. Wonnacott.
For example, in many cancer patients, the disease is found in the blood cells. Chemotherapy to treat these patients undergoing cancer cells eliminates both as producing healthy stem cells of blood cells. Transplantation of umbilical cord stem cells can support the regeneration of blood cells following chemotherapy.
However, the cord blood is not a cure-all.
"Given that cord blood contains stem cells, have been several cases of fraud related to cord blood," says Dr. Wonnacott. "Consumers think that stem cells can cure all diseases, but science has not shown this to be true.Patients should maintain skepticism if the cord blood is available for uses other than blood regeneration by stem "cells.
Information about the storage of cord blood
After obtaining the cord blood is frozen and can be stored securely for many years. "The method of freeze-called ´criopreservación´-is very important to maintain the integrity of the cells," says Dr. Wonnacott. "The cord blood will be stored with care."
Blood from the umbilical cord can be stored in a private bank, so it is available if the baby in the future-or relatives of first or second degree, they need it. The private cord banks typically charge for the collection and storage of blood.
Alternatively, blood can be donated to a public bank so that doctors can use to treat patients who need blood stem cell transplants.
The FDA regulates the cord blood in different ways, depending on its origin, processing level and intended use.
The stored cord blood for personal use, use in relatives of first or second degree, and that also meets other requirements of the FDA regulations, does not need the consent of this body before being used. Still, private cord banks must comply with other requirements of the FDA, including those that require them to register and enroll in the listings, be updated on the proper use of tissues standards, testing and analysis and detection of diseases infectious patients (except when the cord blood is going to be used by the original donor). These FDA requirements ensure the securety of these products to minimize the risk of contamination and transmission of infectious diseases.
The cord blood is stored to treat patients with unrelated donor is eligible to be considered a "drug" and a "biological product". The cord blood in this category must meet additional requirements and be authorized in accordance with a Biologics License Application, or be subjected to research modern drug application before it can be used. The FDA requirements help ensure the securety and efficacy of the products in their intended uses.
Not all units of cord blood meeting the requirements necessary to be stored in a public bank, added Safa Karandish, MT, securety officer for the FDA Consumer. If this happens, part of the donated cord blood may be used for non-clinical research.
Tips for Consumers
If you are considering donating to bank cord blood, it is important to study the various options during pregnancy to have enough time to make a decision before the baby is born. If you want to donate to a public bank, ask if the hospital will give birth in a program storage of cord blood.
If you have questions about the risks and the procedures followed to obtain blood, or the donation process, ask your doctor.
The FDA also has a database which is available with information on banks registered cord blood.
All assertions that the cord blood is a miracle cure is not created; it is not. Some parents may consider using a private bank as an "insurance policy" against diseases that may arise in the future. But it is important to remember that currently the only approved use of cord blood is the treatment of hematologic (blood disorders).
Also good to know that, in some cases, the cord blood is stored may not be appropriate for the child who donated."For example, it is not possible to cure some diseases or genetic defects with cord blood containing the same disease or defect," says Karandish.
Parents of children from ethnic minorities should especially consider donating to a public bank, says Dr. Wonnacott, because the more donations make these groups receive more help minority patients who need a stem cell transplant. (Recipients must be "compatible" with donors so that doctors are more likely to find a good candidate among donors within the ethnic group of the receiver).
"As far as public banks is concerned, there is a clear need for cord blood," says Dr. Wonnacott. "And there is a need especially among minorities to have stem cell transplants. The cord blood is an excellent source of stem cells for transplantation. "
And these transplants can change the lives of patients.
Nobody who starts smoking in adolescence expect your teeth will begin to fall when you are 40
Meet the real-life people appearing in the new descriptive ads CDC. They hope to motivate them to quit.
No person who starts smoking in adolescence expect your teeth will begin to fall when you are 40.But that´s exactly what happened to Felicita and Brett, two people in real life who tell their stories in the CDC´s tips of quitters ( Advice ). The new high-impact ads will be broadcast throughout the United States as of July 7, 2014. Advertisements encourage smokers to stop smoking and to call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784 -8669) or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) if you want free help.
Smoking causes immediate and long-term damage to the body. Former smokers who are in the campaign share very personal stories about their own suffering to motivate smokers to quit. Seven people from different parts of the country are in the most recent campaign Advice .
Smoking destroys the smile
It is known that cigarette smoking causes yellow teeth are made, but for many it is a surprise that can cause tooth loss. The explanation is gum disease (periodontal disease), an infection of the gums and bone structure supporting the teeth. In severe cases, gum disease can make your teeth fall out.If you smoke:
Is twice as likely to have gum disease than non-smoking person.
The more cigarettes smoked, the greater your risk of gum disease.
The longer you smoke, the greater your risk of gum disease.
Notice of Felicita and Brett
Felicita and Brett, two new campaigners advice , learned the hard way that smoking can ruin your teeth.
Felicita started smoking at age 12 and continued to do so for many more, but did not realize that smoking worsens their dental problems. Like many people with gum disease, did not feel much pain as gums worse. At age 50, Felicita was the dentist to have a tooth taken out and could not believe it when he learned that they had to get everyone. Currently, Felicita loves not being a smoker, but I do not smile much because ashamed to have dentures. The campaign ads Advice Felicita tell the story in English and Spanish.
The history of Felicita
Brettstarted smoking at 16 to impress a girl. When I was about 35, Brett gave him gum disease and when he turned 42, and he had to take almost all teeth, including 16 in a single operation. After several attempts, Brett finally managed to quit smoking. Now know you can not smoke or even a puff that could fall. "My wake up call was lost most of my teeth," he says. Now Brett is 4 years without smoking.
Stay away from cigarettes and have good dental habits are important to help prevent gum disease.This means brushing your teeth, use floss or dental floss to remove tartar and go to the dentist regularly for checkups and to make professional cleanings.
Smoking, pregnancy and babies
Smoking during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for the mother and baby. The baby may be born much too soon, have a birth defect or dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Even being around smoke a cigarette can cause health problems for the mother and baby.
Amanda started smoking when I was in fifth grade and when was 13 and smoked every day, even outside during the harsh Wisconsin winters. While in college, newly-engaged to be married and still smoking a pack-daily, Amanda learned she was pregnant. His daughter was born 2 months premature. The tiny baby spent weeks in a hospital incubator.
"Cancer. I do not give."
Rose grew up in a small town in Texas and started smoking at age 13. After a while, I had an addiction to two packs a day and almost lost a foot due to blockage of blood vessels. Before Rose could leg surgery at an X-ray showed he had lung cancer, which then spread to the brain. After two operations, Rose is in close contact with their oncologists. "I regret having started smoking in the first place," says Rose.
Shawn lives in Washington state and began smoking at age 14 to try to be accepted by the other students in a new school. I was about 45 when a chronic cough and laryngitis ended up being throat cancer. He endured 38 radiation treatments and finally quit smoking, but doctors could not save his larynx. You now have a stoma (hole) that lets you breathe and laryngeal implant that allows you to talk.
Terrie lived in North Carolina and started smoking in high school. At age 40, he was diagnosed with mouth and throat cancer, and they removed the larynx. Terrie fought cancer bravely until he died at age 53 in the fall of 2013. She shares a powerful message in a new ad that was recorded days before he died. More than anything, Terrie wanted help motivate smokers to quit, and could avoid the pain and suffering she passed by.
Smoking and HIV
If you have HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS, smoking is especially dangerous to your health. If you smoke:
You are more likely to be affected by the harmful consequences of smoking than people who do not have HIV. These diseases include cancer, heart disease or stroke.
You are more likely to have HIV-related infections that people who have HIV and do not smoke.These diseases include oral candidiasis (an infection in the mouth) and Pneumocystispneumonia , a dangerous infection of the lungs.
Brian was in good health, worked in California and had it under control HIV when her life changed drastically. Cigarette smoking combined with HIV, made ??her some obstruct blood vessels. At 43, he had a blood clot in the lungs, stroke, and he had surgery on a neck artery. "I had to have a stroke to quit smoking," says Brian. For months after the stroke, Brian struggled to speak and read. I could not work or even dress. Today, his right hand is still weak so you can no longer work as a waiter or give pottery classes.
Resources for quitting
People who quit smoking can significantly reduce your risk of illness or premature death. The younger of quitting smoking, the more likely you are to avoid health problems. The following resources can help you quit smoking:
I knew that as an ex-smoker, had increased risk of developing certain diseases and cancer
The story of Alex
I knew that as an ex-smoker, had increased risk of developing certain diseases and cancer. But when a friend asked me if I had done the test for abdominal aortic aneurysm , I said "what´s that?".
My friend was 67 when his doctor recommended a test to see if he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The test showed a small aneurysm and had surgery a few days later. Now, my friend is recovering and takes very seriously its role to warn their friends about the danger of this disease.
As I used to smoke, and as I exercise regularly and I have high cholesterol and blood pressure, have higher risk of developing this disease. So my friend was worried about me and asked me to take the test. I was lucky, because the evidence indicated that he had an aneurysm. However, my doctor recommended several things you can do to reduce my risk of developing this disease. The eating healthy foods and being more active help me to reduce my risk of developing heart disease. Exercise also helps to strengthen my muscles and my heart.
Now, if someone asks what is an abdominal aortic aneurysm, you can not say: "What is that?".
Most men should pay more attention to their health. Compared with women, men are more likely to:
Make unhealthy or risky decisions
Defer regular checkups or medical care
The good news is that you can start today to take better care of your health.
You know what you do to stay healthy? Answer these questions on the health of men to find out (in English).
It´s not too late to acquire healthy habits
patents that healthy eating and physical activity part of your daily habits. Eating a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help reduce:
The blood sugar
If you keep these values ??low, you can reduce the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
You can also do the following to prevent health problems:
Drink alcohol only in moderation .
Stop smoking .
Seek medical attention to stay healthy.
Become a regular medical checkups even if you feel well. This is important because some diseases have no symptoms at first.
Also, go to the doctor will give you the opportunity to learn more about your health.
Also, you can do the following to take care of your health:
Become testing you need.
Find out if you´re up to date on important vaccinations .
See if you have signs of health problems such as diabetes or depression.
Follow these tips to take charge of your health.
Make small changes every day.
Small changes can yield big results, such as reducing your risk of diabetes or heart disease.
Go for a walk instead of smoke a cigarette.
Pour yourself a vegetable salad instead of fries.
Drink water instead of soda or juice.
Follow these tips to consume less salt.
More quick tips to stay healthy [PDF, 1.7 MB].
Talk to your health.
Do not be ashamed to talk about your health. Start by talking with your family to know what the disease is in your family are. Use this website to keep track of what you´re finding out. Share this information with your doctor.
Become testing to find the disease early.
Screening tests are medical tests that detect disease before symptoms appear. These tests can help doctors find diseases early, when they can be more easily treated.
Become measuring blood pressure at least once every 2 years.
Talk to the doctor to see if you should get tested for cholesterol . Doctors recommend that most men cholesterol test is done at least once every 5 years.
Get tested for colon and rectal cancer if you´re 50 or older. Ask your doctor which test is best for you.
If you are between 65 and 75 years, have you ever smoked, ask your doctor about abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
If you feel stressed, anxious or depressed for more than two weeks, ask your doctor to do tests to see if you´re depressed . Most men who have depression feel better when they receive treatment.
Tell your doctor if you have questions about the prostate.
All men have prostate. The prostate is a small gland that produces the sexual fluid that carries sperm. Is located below the front of the rectum and bladder.
See a picture of the location of the prostate.
Learn more about prostate cancer.
Look at this list of questions to ask your doctor about testing for prostate cancer .
Ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin every day.
If you are 45 or older, take aspirin every day could reduce your risk of having a heart attack. Talk to the doctor and ask if you should take aspirin every day.
What can I do about costs?
Many insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, pay for recommended preventive services such as screenings and immunizations. In addition, the Care Act Affordable Health ( Affordable Care Act , in English), the law of health reform that was passed in 2010, covers many preventive services .
According to the health insurance plan you have, maybe you can make testing and get vaccines without paying anything.
Talk to your health insurance to find out what your plan covers.
Find out which services are covered by the Act Care Affordable .
Find out what services are covered by Medicare (in English).
Even if you have health insurance, you can receive care. looking for a health center near you (in English) and make an appointment.
Content last reviewed: July 31, 2014
What you need to know about Ebola
What is Ebola?
Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.
How is Ebola transmitted?
Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or though exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.
Can Ebola be transmitted through the air?
No. Ebola is not a respiratory disease like the flu, so it is not transmitted through the air.
Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water?
No. Ebola is not a food-borne illness. It is not a water-borne illness.
Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesnt have any symptoms?
No. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms.
Are there any cases of individuals contracting Ebola in the U.S.?
What is being done to prevent ill passengers in West Africa from getting on a plane?
CDC is assisting with active screening and education efforts on the ground in West Africa to prevent sick travelers from getting on planes. In addition, airports in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are screening all outbound passengers for Ebola symptoms, including fever, and passengers are required to respond to a healthcare questionnaire. CDC is also surging support in the region by deploying 50 additional workers to help build capacity on the ground.
What is CDC doing in the U.S.?
On the remote possibility that an ill passenger enters the U.S., CDC has protocols in place to protect against further spread of disease. These include notification to CDC of ill passengers on a plane before arrival, investigation of ill travelers, and, if necessary, isolation. CDC has also provided guidance to airlines for managing ill passengers and crew and for disinfecting aircraft. CDC has issued a Health Alert Notice reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of taking steps to prevent the spread of this virus, how to test and isolate suspected patients and how they can protect themselves from infection.
What about ill Americans with Ebola who are being brought to the United States for treatment? How is CDC protecting the American public?
CDC has very well-established protocols in place to ensure the safe transport and care of patients with infectious diseases back to the United States. These procedures cover the entire process -- from patients leaving their bedside in a foreign country to their transport to an airport and boarding a non-commercial airplane equipped with a special transport isolation unit, to their arrival at a medical facility in the United States that is appropriately equipped and staffed to handle such cases. CDCs role is to ensure that travel and hospitalization is done to minimize risk of spread of infection and to ensure that the American public is protected. Patients were evacuated in similar ways during SARS.
You have the right to a safe workplace. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was enacted to prevent death, injury or illness of workers in their workplaces. The law requires employers to provide free working conditions hazards and unsafe conditions. The Act (OSH Act) created the Administration Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards that protect the safety and health at workplaces. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers can make a complaint to OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe their employer is not following OSHA standards or there are serious risks.
Contact us with questions or to make a complaint . We will keep your information confidential. We are here to help.
The rights of workers under the OSHA Act
Workers have the right to conditions of work without risk of serious harm. Site to ensure safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers the right to:
Ask OSHA to conduct an inspection of the workplace.
Exercise their rights under the law of revenge free or discrimination.
Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent damage and OSHA standards that apply to your workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;
Having access to the results of the tests done to find hazards in the workplace,
Private sector workers
Most employees in the country are under the jurisdiction of the OSHA law. OSHA covers employers and private sector workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions of the United States, either directly by the OSHA Federal, or anOSHA-approved state program . State Programs health and safety should be at least as effective as federal OSHA program. To find the contact information for the Office of Federal or state program of the nearest OSHA, see the map of the regional offices.
Employees of state and local government
Employees who work for state and local governments are not covered by the federal OSHA, but have protection under the OSHA law if they work in states that have a state program approved by OSHA. Four states and a territory of the USA. UU. have OSHA-approved plans that cover only public sector employees. These include: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Workers in the private sector in these four states and the Virgin Islands are covered by federal OSHA.
Federal agencies must have a safety and health program that meets the same standards as private employers. Although OSHA does not assign fines to federal agencies, yes the monitors and responds to complaints from their workers. The States Postal Service (USPS) is covered by OSHA.
Not covered by the OSHA Act:
Members of the immediate family of the owners of a farm that did not employ outside workers; and
Workplace hazards that are regulated by another federal agency (eg Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard)
Standards OSHA: Occupational
OSHA standards are regulations that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards and risks. There are OSHA standards for the construction , agriculture, marine operations , and general industry. latter category are the standards that apply to most workplaces. Standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals to which workers can be exposed;require the use of certain safe practices and equipment; and require employers to monitor hazards and keep reports of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Examples of OSHA standards include requirements to: provide fall protection; prevent the collapse of excavations; prevent some infectious diseases; ensure that workers entering confined spaces safely; prevent employees from being exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos; put guards on machines; provide respirators or other safety equipment; and provide training for certain dangerous jobs.
Employers must also conform to the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act requires employers to keep their workplace free of hazards that are recognized as serious. This clause is usually cited when no OSHA standard applies directly to danger.
Workers can request that OSHA inspect your workplace
Workers or their representatives, may file a complaint and request OSHA to conduct an inspection of your workplace if they believe there is a serious danger or your employer is not complying with OSHA standards. A worker can tell OSHA to keep your identity confidential. 's a violation of the OSH Act an employee is fired, demoted, transferred, or discriminated against in any way for filing a complaint or exercise other rights of OSHA.
You can make a complaint online , download the form and mail or fax to the office of the nearest OSHA ; or by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). Most of the complaints received from the Internet can be resolved informally by phone with your employer. Written complaints that are signed by an employee or representative and sent to the OSHA office nearest are more likely to result in an OSHA inspection at your workplace.
When the OSHA inspector arrives, workers and their representatives have the right to:
Be present during the inspection.
Talk to the OSHA inspector privately.
Take part in meetings between the inspector and the employer before and after the inspection.
When no union representative or the employee, the OSHA inspector must speak confidentially to a reasonable number of employees during the course of the inspection.
When an inspector finds violations of OSHA standards or serious hazards, OSHA can issue citations and fines. A citation includes the methods that an employer can use to fix the problem, and the date when these corrective actions must be completed. Workers have the right to challenge only the date when the problem has to be solved. But employers have the right to dispute whether there is a violation, or any other part of the citation. Workers or their representatives must notify OSHA if they want to be involved in the appeal process, if the employer challenges a subpoena.
"If you send a complaint requesting an OSHA inspection, you are entitled to a copy of the results of the OSHA inspection and request that they be revised if OSHA decides not to issue citations."
Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide a workplace free of serious hazards and follow all health and safety standards of OSHA .Employers have to find and fix security issues and health. OSHA also requires employers to try to eliminate or reduce hazards by making changes in working conditions, rather than simply wear masks, gloves, ear plugs, or other types of personal protective equipment (PPE for short in English). Switching to safer chemicals, processes to trap harmful gases, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are examples of effective ways to eliminate or reduce risks.
Employers also MUST:
Testing in the workplace, such as air sampling, required by some OSHA standards
Providing hearing tests or other medical tests required by OSHA standards
Locate OSHA citations, data on injuries and illnesses, and the OSHA poster at the jobsite in a place where employees can see them.
Report to OSHA within 8 hours after an incident in the workplace where there is a death or when three or more workers to go to hospital.
Not discriminate and not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the law.
You can not be punished or discriminated against for exercising their rights under the law of the OSHA
OSHA law protects workers who complain to their employer, OSHA or other government agencies on working conditions that are not healthy or safe, or environmental problems. You can not be transferred, denied a raise, have your hours reduced, be fired, or punished in any other way for exercising their rights under the law of OSHA. OSHA There is help for whistleblowers .
If you have been punished or discriminated against for asserting your rights, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged retaliation have occurred to most complaints. No form is required, but you must send a letter or call the office nearest OSHA explaining the situation and the alleged discrimination.
What if there is a dangerous situation at work?
If you believe that your work conditions are not healthy or safe, we recommend that you notify your employer of the conditions, if possible.
You can make a complaint with OSHA about a hazardous job at any time. But you should not leave the job site only because you made a complaint. If the condition clearly presents a risk of death or serious physical harm, there is insufficient time for OSHA consider, and, whenever possible, you have shown the condition to your employer, you may have a legal right reused to work in a situation where you would be exposed to danger.
Additional information for workers
Does OSHA has reviewed my employer?
You can research the history of inspection through their employer seeking establishment of OSHA . Just enter the name of your company and choose the dates you want to examine.
What is the danger most commonly cited in my industry?You'll need to know the standard industry classification code (SIC, for its acronym in English) from their employer . Once you know your four-digit code, visit the OSHA Standards that are frequently cited , enter your SIC code and see the information for the last year.
Does OSHA provides technical information on hazards?
OSHA provides technical information to help workers, employers and professionals in health and safety issues, to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. For example, you can find information on pathogens, and ergonomic machine guards or fall protection.
What is the OSHA materials that may be of interest to workers?
OSHA publishes a variety of publications on many topics. Some of the most useful publications for workers are listed below. See OSHA publications for a complete list of materials published by the agency. You can also order publications online.
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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Newsof.org. Selected the top stories of the city of LOTT TEXAS. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, LOTT TEXAS, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.