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U.S. FDA says it needs more time to decide on Juul, other e-cigarettes

Sep 09 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it needs more time to decide whether e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc and other major manufacturers can sell their products in the United States.

U.S. FDA to ask for more time before deciding on Juul e-cigarettes

Sep 09 2021

Sept 9 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to ask for more time before deciding whether e-cigarettes from market leader Juul Labs Inc can be sold in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-to-seek-more-time-to-decide-fate-of-juul-11631196029?mod=latest_headlines, citing people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: U.S. workplace safety regulator will review COVID-19 enforcement under Trump

Mar 12 2021

LOS ANGELES Federal workplace safety regulators said on Friday they will revisit several COVID-19 related safety investigations performed during the Trump administration as part of a wider effort to better protect workers from the pandemic.

Exclusive: Most U.S. firms hit with COVID-19 safety fines aren't paying up

Feb 18 2021

U.S. workplace safety regulators have announced more than $4 million in penalties on more than 300 employers they say put workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Report-U.S. regulators ignored workers' COVID-19 safety complaints amid deadly outbreaks

Jan 06 2021

Miguel Cabezola, a driver for United Parcel Service Inc in Tucson, Arizona, complained on March 27 to U.S. workplace safety regulators, alleging the company was taking a lax approach to social distancing, sanitizing equipment and quarantining workers with COVID-19 symptoms. He hoped for an inspection of the facility that would force changes to protect worker safety.

SPECIAL REPORT-U.S. regulators ignored workers' COVID-19 safety complaints amid deadly outbreaks

Jan 06 2021

Jan 6 Miguel Cabezola, a driver for United Parcel Service Inc in Tucson, Arizona, complained on March 27 to U.S. workplace safety regulators, alleging the company was taking a lax approach to social distancing, sanitizing equipment and quarantining workers with COVID-19 symptoms. He hoped for an inspection of the facility that would force changes to protect worker safety.

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

Jun 22 2020

A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response to the facility’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak.

CORRECTED-SPECIAL REPORT-Pandemic exposes systemic staffing problems at U.S. nursing homes

Jun 10 2020

June 10 One night in April, as coronavirus swept through the Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Robyn Esaw, a double amputee, signaled for help with her bedpan. She said she hit the bedside button that turns on a red hallway light. None of the few remaining staff showed up - and one of them turned the light off. Esaw only got help, eventually, by wheeling herself to the nursing station and yelling.

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