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According to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related fatalities claimed 4,547 lives in 2010, compared with 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009.
A coalition of advocacy, union and worker safety experts is petitioning OSHA to enact a mandatory standard to protect workers from extreme heat exposure.
In my first safety blog I’m going to reflect on Labor Day. This Labor Day I watched Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero about the group of workers racing to complete the September 11 Memorial by the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 (this weekend).
Although a blown fuse led to a worker fatality in a tunnel in NY, OSHA says a lack of safety measures placed the man in danger in the first place.
Statement of David Michaels, Ph.D, MPH, Assistant Secretary, OSHA before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Oct. 5:
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced yesterday that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2010 to a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.6 in 2009.
OSHA has published new and revised information that explains workers' and employers' rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in the construction, general and maritime industries.
At its first-ever convention, a transatlantic union has produced a joint statement opposing the use of "any scheme that ‘blames the worker’ for
injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace."
Calling erionite "an emerging North American hazard," the National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says a growing body of evidence links the substance to serious health effects includng lung disease.
OSHA has released a dozen educational videos about potential hazards in the construction industry.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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