Safety Regulations for Chemical Plants Delayed

Chemical Plants, workplace injury attorney

A regulation that was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect workers and the public from chemical plant accidents has been delayed by the Trump Administration, and 11 states have filed a lawsuit against the EPA as a result. The rule, which would help to protect Nevadans who work with chemicals as well as people who are members of the public and who reside near facilities that work with chemicals, was recently delayed by two years. The states that have sued claim that the EPA is placing special interests above the public’s health and safety and that the action by the agency is illegal.

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What Chemicals May Be Lurking In Your Drink? [infographic]

Chemicals Lurking in your Drink

People who go to restaurants or bars in Nevada may be seriously injured if their drinks are tainted with toxic cleaning agents that are used to clean drink lines and glassware. Contaminated drinks have caused thousands of injuries in Nevada and elsewhere across the U.S. When victims suffer serious injuries because of chemical exposures to toxic substances in the drinks that they are served, a personal injury attorney may help them to recover damages.

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Important Rule Could Save the Lives of Truckers, Other Motorists

a male falls asleep on truck, truck accident

An important rule to screen and assist truckers with obstructive sleep apnea could save lives and prevent injuries to countless motorists. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this summer that they would table the new rule. The decision to table the proposed rule is a significant step backward that could leave drowsy commercial truck drivers behind the wheel. The Proposed Rule In 2016, the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMCSA) began working on new rules aimed at screening and treating drivers for sleep apnea.

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