Posts Tagged ‘workplace injury’

Sep
2015
8

Medical Journal: Unionized Construction Workers 29% Less Likely to Suffer Critical Work Injuries

Medical Journal: Unionized Construction Workers 29% Less Likely to Suffer Critical Work Injuries
  A wide-ranging new Canadian study has found that unionized construction workers reported 23 percent fewer injuries that require time off than their non-unionized counterparts.  The study was conducted by the Institute for Work and Health and focused on the years 2006 to 2012. It was published by the Journal of Occupational and...
Apr
2015
2

The Tennessee Option: Huge Retailers Back Brutal Lobby that Wants to Destroy Workers’ Comp

The Tennessee Option: Huge Retailers Back Brutal Lobby that Wants to Destroy Workers' Comp
  For the past year, the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC) has sought to gut workers’ compensation laws at the state level on behalf of their corporate donors.  The multi-state lobbying effort has already passed model legislation in Tennessee. Richard Evans, the group’s executive...
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Sep
2014
22

New Rules Will Force Employers to Report Hospitalizations, Amputations They Previously Kept Secret

New Rules Will Force Employers to Report Hospitalizations, Amputations They Previously Kept Secret
  New rules put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require employers to report workplace related hospitalizations, amputations, or losses of an eye within 24 hours.  Previously, OSHA regulations only required employers to report such incidents if they involved three or more people. Now, all incidents...
May
2014
14

2014 “Death on the Job” Report Cites Dangers of Silica, Risk for Immigrants as Top Concerns

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  The AFL-CIO’s newly released 2014 Death on the Job report provides statistical evidence of the true state of American workplace safety.  Since passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, the job fatality rate has been dropped 81 percent, saving the lives of 492,000 American workers.  In 2012, nearly 3.8 million...
Dec
2013
9

Paltry Fines and Repeat Offenders: The Story of OSHA’s Life

Paltry Fines and Repeat Offenders: The Story of OSHA's Life
  Following a disastrous explosion at the West, Texas fertilizer plant earlier this year, national attention shifted briefly to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), its underfunding, and the way in which it is handcuffed when overseeing workplace safety. As Think Progress noted this fall (when the investigation into the...