Assaults against nurses at the highest level since 2011

Nurses reported more injuries on the job from violence in 2017, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics that examined nonfatal injuries requiring private sector employees to take days away from work. Health care workers are among the occupations most at risk of assault, according to the data. Newsy

Wyoming third in nation for workplace fatality rate

Wyoming, which consistently has ranked as one of the most dangerous states for workers, in 2017 again more than doubled the national average for workplace fatalities. Only Alaska and North Dakota ranked higher. An occupational epidemiologist says there was no single factor in Wyoming’s relatively high death rate, but there is a pattern of actions […]

Michigan updates lead exposure rule

Michigan OSHA in December became the first state to recently update the administrative rules for acceptable lead levels in workers’ blood. Federal standards are expected to change in 2019, and other states also are in the process of updating their rules. Record-Eagle (Traverse City, Mich.)

Fed-OSHA cites roofing contractor on Colorado residential site

Fed-OSHA has fined a Missouri-based roofing contractor more than $140,000 for cited violations on a Fountain, Colorado residential site. An inspector in July reportedly found subcontractor employees doing roofing work without fall protection, a violation for which which the company has been cited several times since 2014, according to the agency. The Gazette (Colorado Springs, […]