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    :: Sunday, October 26, 2003 ::

    Lansing State Journal:Women at work By Steve Johnson
    Nationally, women hold only about 897,000 - or 9.2 percent - of the 9.7 million construction-related jobs, mostly in clerical or administrative positions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the Lansing area, women hold 7.1 percent of the region's 4,944 'craft worker jobs.' The designation includes carpenters, plumbers and electricians.

    Similarly, women own about 8 percent of the nation's 2.6 million or so construction companies, though their numbers appear to be increasing, some researchers say.

    Worker error cited in fatality at factory when pregnant woman crushed; baby lives By KIM BATES and ERICA BLAKE
    According to Dick Tracy, assistant area director of OSHA’s Toledo area office, it is a company’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment for its employees. Included in that requirement is ensuring that devices are in place to shut machines down when employees are put in dangerous situations. Often this involves a device placed on the operating controls that prevents the machine from accidentally being turned on.
    This requirement, referred to as "lock out, tag out," means that each employee controls the power to the machine they are working on.
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