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Number of Minnesota workplace fatalities falls

Farming, ranching most dangerous occupations in state

Minnesota experienced a significant drop in workplace fatalities in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS). Preliminary data from the BLS's Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that there were 60 fatalities from work injuries in Minnesota in 2011.


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NIOSH ag, forestry and fishing research gets a high grade from review panel

An expert panel has awarded NIOSH’s research program to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Sector the highest rating – a five on a scale of 1-5 – based on its relevance.


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Poultry companies would police themselves under new plan

Ag Department would no longer inspect plants

The USDA says it's getting out in front of potential worker safety implications of a plan aimed at speeding up processing but that shouldn't be it's only concern, according to a watchdog group.


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Calif. heats up heat-safety compliance measures

A top official of the California workplace-safety agency says farmers and ranchers should expect more purposeful visits from it and other labor agencies, as they monitor for compliance with heat-safety rules and other standards.


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What’s so exceptional about agriculture?

OSHA exemptions, lesser worker protection

Agricultural exceptionalism is a term used to describe the special status awarded to employers and firms involved in agriculture, according to a recent Pump Handle post written by Celeste Monforton, a professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health.


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Controversy flares over rules to protect child ag workers

A consumer advocacy organization and a Republican representative are at odds over proposed child labor rules discussed at a hearing yesterday in the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade.


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The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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