The challenges of identifying potential workplace violence

Workplace shootings garner lots of attention. But according to the Labor Department, over the past decade, workplace fatalities have been on the decline. Homicides at work in recent years have also declined — and robberies are the motives in most workplace killings. But experts say official statistics underestimate violence in the workplace, especially when it […]

Wyoming workplace deaths increase in 2014

The number of Wyomingites who died on the job in 2014 grew by more than 60 percent over the previous year. That was the major finding of the third annual Fatal & Non-Fatal Injuries report released Tuesday by the state Department of Workforce Services. It found 34 people died in on-the-job accidents in 2014, up […]

Fed-OSHA list details how Georgians die on the job

One Georgia worker died when a granite countertop fell on him at his job in Marietta. Another in Murrayville was electrocuted while working on a fluorescent light. A list of other Georgia worker deaths this fiscal year highlights the perils many face on their jobs. Others died when a crane’s brakes failed; from inhaling toxic […]

Advocates, Taunton pols call for workplace safety enforcement after 2 recent deaths

Local elected leaders, public officials and labor advocates reacted to two recent workplace fatalities in Taunton, Massachusetts with calls for vigorous enforcement of federal workplace safety standards to prevent similar tragedies. Two construction workers died in Taunton within a matter of just a few weeks, including a subcontractor working on a Suffolk Construction site who […]

West Texas company fined in deadly oil rig explosion

Federal regulators have slapped a roughly $50,000 fine on a West Texas oil service company six months after a fiery explosion killed three of its workers at a well. The company failed to separate flammable liquids and gases from sources of ignition, the agency said, and it did not ensure its workers wore hydrogen sulfide […]

6 ways to avoid digital eye strain

With it being the 21st century, the amount of time we spend in front of a computer screen is massive. Whether it be for work or personal, a lit screen is something we stay glued to. Did you know that this comes with health risks? Atlanta Daily World

New safety resources available to Spanish-speaking workers

Two agencies have released materials to help educate Spanish-speaking workers about occupational safety. NIOSH has produced “Protect Yourself at Work” resources – including four booklets/brochures, five videos and two posters. The print materials have illustrations, and the videos feature workers or actors telling personal stories about work injuries. The resources are intended to inform the […]