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Month: June 2018


Worker Health and Safety in Wildfire Regions

Cal/OSHA Wildfire smoke and cleanup presents hazards that employers and workers in affected regions must understand. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. Hazards continue even after fires have been extinguished and cleanup work begins. Proper protective equipment and training is required for worker safety in wildfire regions. Power outages can also present electrical and other hazards for workers. Proper installation and use of generators can prevent electrocution hazards. Workers must also be aware of the potential of electrocution or being injured by moving parts of machinery and ...

The Centro Español social club returns to an ancestral home

TAMPA — At its peak, Tampa's Centro Español, a 127-year-old social club for those of Spanish descent, had 6,000 to 10,000 members who supported two headquarters that were each more than 20,000 square feet.There was one located in Ybor City and another in West Tampa.Then, in 1983, with membership dwindling and the upkeep of the buildings growing costlier, the non-profit sold both structures.But 35 years later, the social club has returned to one of its homes. The Centro Español signed a lease on May 10 to rent space on the second floor of its former 26,000-square-foot red brick West Tampa clubhouse.The non-profit Hillsborough Education Foundation is currently headquartered there. The City of Tampa owns the building."We've had homes since we sold, but none were proper homes," club preside...