In recent years, one of the most discomforting work force trends was that Hispanics suffered a considerably higher fatality rate from workplace injuries than did workers overall. In its annual census of fatal workplace injuries for 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the fatality rate for Hispanics was 30 percent higher than for the overall work force.
The unemployment rate in North Carolina and around the country may be flirting with double digits, but that isn’t preventing the U.S. Department of Labor from tight enforcement of employment laws.
The BP oil spill is finally contained, with industry and government officials even making the dubious claim that three quarters of the oil is gone. But as speakers at a Poynter Institute training in New Orleans this week discussed, the health risks for thousands of workers cleaning up the spill are still a serious issue shrouded in misinformation and confusion.
A recent Webinar on OSHA violations proved to be quite informative. The headline said it all: “OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations by Dealers.”
Two Pantex workers were monitored as a precaution after they spilled radioactively contaminated water on their clothes during flood cleanup operations, but follow-up sample results were below detectable limits, Pantex officials said Thursday.
The deadly crash was caused by a contract engineer employed by Connex who ran a red light while text-messaging on a cellphone, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
It took workers at Millard Refrigerated Services 15 minutes to close a valve and stop the leak of a dangerous ammonia gas. It took 20 minutes for the company to call 911.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered the Utah Transit Authority to reinstate a whistle-blower employee and pay more than $130,000 in back wages, interest, damages and attorney’s fees.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited M&G Equipment Group Ltd., doing business as M Construction in Alamo, Texas, with two alleged willful and six alleged serious violations following the death of an employee who was working in a trench installing a storm drainage system.
A man was killed Friday morning when he was pinned between two cargo trucks while working at a FedEx shipping site in west Phoenix.