It happened after the Sago mine disaster in 2006, and it will most likely happen again, after 29 miner fatalities in an explosion in the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia: Lawmakers will seek new mine safety regulations.
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A garment factory fire in Bangladesh has killed 112 workers. The incident bears a striking resemblance to a famous fire in the U.S. 101 years ago that kicked off the workplace safety movement in this country.
April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day. It’s a time to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job due to injuries or illnesses, but it’s also more.
OSHA fines are supposed to act as deterrents to companies taking shortcuts with employee safety. But a new government report faults the agency for not sufficiently linking OSHA enforcement activities to the ultimate outcome: fewer employee deaths, injuries and illnesses.
Add another voice to the chorus calling for companies to use the latest science and not just OSHA’s limits when it comes to protecting workers from hazardous chemicals.
A new report says OSHA lacks sufficient metrics to determine how well it’s carrying out its mission of protecting the safety and health of workers.
New regulations; accidents with multiple fatalities; the President-elect’s take on what OSHA should be doing. What is the top safety story of 2008?
An annual review pinpoints one of OSHA’s biggest challenges as its strives to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
The current trend of “data journalism” on the internet increasingly uses maps to present various statistics pictorially. A new, student-run project based in the U.S. provides a visual representation of worker fatalities and injuries across the globe.
Under sequestration, the Department of Labor (DOL) cut OSHA’s employer assistance budget so that compliance inspections could be maintained near current levels. Business advocates questioned that strategy. A new report shows DOL isn’t sure it was a good idea either.
The federal government’s final count of fatal occupational injuries in 2014 shows an increase from 2013 – the first one since 2010.
Preliminary numbers from the federal government show the number of workers who died on the job in 2011 declined from the year before. But the report comes with a big asterisk.
After a one-time jump of 7% from 2015 to 2016, the number of workplace deaths fell slightly in 2017.
The number of workplace deaths increased by 2% from 2013 to 2014, according to the federal government. A preliminary total of 4,679 work fatalities were reported in the U.S. in 2014.
After two years of increases, the government reports workplace fatalities decreased in 2012 compared to 2011.
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