Washington – The rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work dropped in 2012 from the previous year, but the median number of days away increased slightly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
New York – Women in construction face a broad range of occupational risks ranging from reproductive hazards to violence, according to a new report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.
Atlanta – As the nation prepares to cook millions of turkeys in recognition of Thanksgiving Day, a coalition of worker safety and consumer advocates once again have voiced their opposition to a proposed Department of Agriculture rule that would speed up line speeds at poultry-processing plants.
Cheyenne, WY – Quick declines in Wyoming’s fatal and nonfatal injury rates are not likely to occur, despite several initiatives focusing on workplace safety, according to a new report from C. Mack Sewell, the state’s occupational epidemiologist.
Washington – The majority of New York City construction workers killed on the job in 2011 and 2012 did not participate in state-approved training and apprenticeship programs, according to a Public Citizen report released Nov. 14.