Wyoming no longer is the nation’s deadliest place to work, a dubious distinction that now belongs to Montana.
Workplace deaths fell 17 percent last year to a historic low, in part because so many people were unemployed during the recession, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.
In what may be a dark twist on the lighter blow Texas took during the recession, on-the-job deaths rose in the state in 2009 even as workplace fatalities nationwide dropped 17 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.
Officials from the leading workplace health and safety agencies recently pledged cooperation to update hazardous exposure limits and bolster other protections for employees.
California workplace safety officials voted unanimously Thursday to approve new rules aimed at strengthening and clarifying protections for people who work outside.
A proposed workers’ compensation overhaul hammered out by business and labor is going to the full Montana Legislature, despite stiff opposition from the equally powerful trial lawyers and doctors groups.
Margaret “Peg’’ O’Connor, a nurse who worked at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth for more than 38 years, said she was fired in May for doing the right thing.
“Why do we need a state OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) when we have a federal OSHA?” Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer often asks, as he suggests that one way to reduce the state’s budget deficit is to eliminate duplicative government services.
A man who was trapped inside of a peanut holding tank was rescued, after he fell in on Thursday, July 29, 2010.
A pool man has been electrocuted while working on a country club pool in the Southern California desert.