Farming, ranching most dangerous occupations in state
March 1, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.