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Legalized marijuana is becoming increasingly prevalent, with 23 states and the District of Columbia having legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. That means more than 150 million Americans now have legal access to marijuana.

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In the workplace, spills happen, whether as a result of unsafe storage of materials, poor housekeeping, or leaks in equipment or lines. Here are seven statistics relating to workplace leaks and spills.

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These sorts of events underscore the need to be prepared for emergencies, both in our homes and at work. Employers also need to be prepared for other types of disasters, such as a train carrying hazardous materials derailing near your workplace, or a toxic release of chemicals in a plant leak or explosion.

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An unsafe trench claims the life of a 17-year-old laborer. Find out what went wrong.

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OSHA recently issued a final rule to protect workers from the health hazards associated with respirable crystalline silica, including lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease.

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We don’t know how fond forklift operator Tomasz Wiszniewski is of cheese, but he could be forgiven for liking it a little less after becoming trapped under 55,000 tonnes of the stuff when 18-metre (60-foot) high shelving collapsed at a food distribution warehouse in Hinstock, England.

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A medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Fe, NM, has been fined by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an explosion occurred while concentrated hash oil was being made.

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A 61-year-old kitchen worker at a restaurant in Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel died sometime after entering a walk-in freezer.

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The human body has a remarkable ability to cool itself, but all bets are off in hot weather conditions if workers who are physically exerting themselves aren’t drinking enough water and taking periodic rest breaks in the shade.

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If you work on a farm, manure happens. Loading manure onto a trailer would be few workers’ idea of fun, but would it surprise you to know it can also be deadly?

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