Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

Temp Workers Share Experiences on Santa Barbara Oil Spill Cleanup Effort

Goleta, CA – The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea. Read the full article…

Worker clean up oil on the beach in Santa Barbara from the recent pipeline break. Photo by Jules Griggs

Interactive Online Tool Launched for Health Disaster Readiness

The U.S. Dept for Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched the HHS emPOWER Map, an interactive online tool to aid community health agencies and emergency management officials in disaster preparedness, in its ongoing efforts to support community resilience and build national health security. The tool will aid community residents who rely on Read the full article…

Interactive Online Tool

Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise across the State

Oakland, CA—Cal/OSHA is advising all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risks associated with heat illness. Temperatures are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees above normal in Southern California. The National Weather Service forecasts excessive hot and dry weather patterns in Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties Read the full article…

High Heat Advisory

Construction at Assembly Row Halted as Investigators Dig Into Deadly Accident

Somerville, MA – Work at the sprawling Assembly Row construction site in Somerville remains temporarily frozen following last week’s accident when two Suffolk Construction workers were installing a temporary elevator claimed one Suffolk Construction laborer’s life and left another with severe injuries.  The workers were later rushed by ambulance to Massachusetts Read the full article…

Assembly Row