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Archive - Aug 19, 2012

Caterpillar to blame for ugly webs in trees

August 19, 2012

Many Ridgway residents have been taking notice and voicing their concerns over unsightly, light gray, silken webs in many of the trees within the borough.
The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea [Drury], got off to an early start building its impressive silk tents on the ends of limbs and sometimes enclosing entire branches.
Ridgway Borough Manager Martin Schuller says despite the recent surge residents need not be concerned for the health of the trees.

Current OSHA initiatives outlined

August 19, 2012

At the most recent meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Compliance Assistance Specialist Mark F. Harmon of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Erie office gave a presentation on the organization’s role and recent activities.
"We regulate workplace safety," said Harmon of OSHA's chief role.

OSHA jurisdiction explained

August 19, 2012

Compliance Assistance Specialist Mark F. Harmon of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Erie office recently explained the organization's jurisdiction and procedures to members of the Elk County Gas Task Force.
"OSHA is an agency within the Department of Labor. We have the responsibility, we cover workplace safety. The first thing that we would have to establish is that we have a company and we have an employee working for that company. We’re concerned about the employee’s safety," Harmon said.

Legislative issues discussed during Farm Bureau tour

August 19, 2012

ST. MARYS – During Friday's Elk County Farm Bureau tour, numerous legislative issues were discussed ranging from state to national matters.
State Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) emphasized the importance of organizations like the Farm Bureau, which provides subject matter experts in each industry, in order to keep legislators informed of different developments taking place.

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