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New OSHA Training Component
Emphasizes Workers’ Rights

Monday, June 28, 2010
Every OSHA 10- and 30-hr. Outreach Training Program must now include a new training component called Introduction to OSHA, which emphasizes workers’ rights, including their right to: • Safe and healthful workplaces; • Knowledge of the presence and effects of hazardous chemicals; • Review information about injuries and illnesses in their workplaces; • Receive training; • Request/file for an OSHA inspection and participate in the inspection; and • Be free from retaliation for exercising their safety and health rights. For more information, visit

Motoman Robotics on the Move

Monday, June 28, 2010
Yaskawa America, Inc. announced that its Motoman Robotics division will move to a new 300,000-sq.-ft. office and production facility to be built just south of Dayton. Construction begins in July 2010 with a move-in date of June 2011. The new North American headquarters for Motoman Robotics will combine its current Ohio locations in West Carrolton and Troy, and house 250-275 employees. More at

Vertically Integrated Contract Shop
Lands GE Healthcare Project

Friday, June 25, 2010
Mid-Continent Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, which offers precision machining, fabricating, forming, assembly and welding services, has landed a contract from GE Healthcare to manufacture and assemble a critical ultrasound-machine assembly. The contract, adding to Mid-Continent’s ongoing portfolio of work for GE Healthcare, is valued at more than $1 million. Learn more about Mid-Continent, and view its equipment list (which includes a 600-ton four-post Beckwood hydraulic press with 48 by 36-in. bolster) at


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