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  • Thu, August 03, 2017 12:02 PM | Deleted user

    Scott Shanaman, non-destructive testing inspector with Aerial NDT Inspection Inc, follows up on the Freak Out with additional (not required) ultrasonic thickness testing by request of the ride owner following the fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair.

    Fairgoers on Friday flocked to the Freak Out — which is similar to the Ohio State Fair’s Fire Ball ride.     

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  • Thu, July 27, 2017 3:09 PM | Deleted user

    A Statement from the Outdoor Amusement Business Association                                             

     July 27,2017

    Our entire industry is dedicated to the safety of the millions of people worldwide who utilize portable amusement rides. The Fire Ball was being operated by one of the most respected and long established companies in our industry and was designed and manufactured by a leading international maker of amusement rides. This incident took place despite multiple independent inspections of the ride and only a full and complete investigation can identify the issues or issues that led to this tragedy.

    Our prayers are with those involved and our commitment as an industry is to identify the cause of this tragedy so that we can continue to provide safe family entertainment at fairs, festivals, and community events. 

  • Mon, July 17, 2017 11:34 AM | Deleted user

    WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule that the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor submitted to the Federal Register today. To qualify for the additional visas, petitioners must attest, under penalty of perjury, that their business is likely to suffer irreparable harm if it cannot employ H-2B nonimmigrant workers during fiscal year (FY) 2017.  Read complete NEWS RELEASE...DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm.pdf

    Click here for required form:Appendix A -Attestation Form for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B Workers.pdf

  • Thu, July 06, 2017 8:49 AM | Deleted user


    H-2B visas are designed for businesses to fill seasonal non-agricultural jobs. ... year 2017, according to data from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification. ... “American small businesses must have access to temporary, seasonal ... (Read Complete Story)

    Charlotte Observer, By Taylor Blatchford

  • Thu, June 29, 2017 3:13 PM | Deleted user

    The Labor Department signaled this week that it may move to scale back the Obama-era rule expanding overtime eligibility that has been on hold for months. The department on Tuesday sent a formal Request for Information on the rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Read More

  • Thu, June 29, 2017 1:10 PM | Deleted user

    Community outreach,  combined with revamped social media and an improving California economy, boosted the 2017 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee. Attendance reached a high of 39,428, spending was up and midway revenue was a record gross for the carnival co...(continue)

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