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New Scrutiny Of Worker Safety Excludes Some Chemical Plants

From The Center for Public Integrity: Worries about fires, explosions and chemical releases prompted the federal agency in charge of workplace safety on Wednesday to expand a special inspection program focusing on the nation’s chemical plants. Regulators believe the industry is particularly vulnerable to such hazards, meriting the closer attention.

Officials Encourage Residents To Get Tested For HIV

STATE – Dec. 1 marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day – a time to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS and advancements in its treatment. Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd also took the opportunity to encourage everybody to learn their HIV status and take steps to improve one’s health.