workplace safety News

Massachusetts Report Examines Workplace Risks for State Employees

About 3,000 Massachusetts state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives. That’s one of the findings of a special advisory committee charged with gauging workplace risks and …

Oregon Workplaces Claim 29 People In 2013

State workplace safety officials say 29 people died on the job in Oregon during 2013. The statistics released last week by the Department of Consumer and Business Services show a slight decrease from 2012′s figure of 30 deaths. The largest …

ACE, ESIS Launch Programs for Construction Industry Addressing OSHA

ACE has launched specialized servicing capabilities designed for the construction industry through ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company owned by ACE Group. These services are available for general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, and developers for both new construction …

Federal Report Details Problems at Indiana’s Workplace Safety Agency

Federal investigators say Indiana’s workplace safety agency mishandled complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and didn’t help whistleblowers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report released made 22 recommendations for improvement at the Indiana Occupational …

Maine Gov. LePage Resists Workplace Safety Data Plan

A proposal from the federal government to make more specific workplace safety data available online could violate individuals’ privacy and embarrass employers and workers, Maine officials said. Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is pushing back against the U.S. Department of …

Report Lists Indiana’s Workplace Safety Problems

Federal investigators say Indiana’s workplace safety agency mishandled complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and didn’t help whistleblowers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report released Wednesday made 22 recommendations for improvement at the Indiana …

Southern California’s Construction Sector Continues to Heat

Southern California’s construction sector continues to gain momentum, making good on positive outlooks issued late last year, and agents and brokers who deal in this segment can’t be any happier – especially those who remember the historically rough times that …

Democrats Question Government Contracts to Firms with Safety, Labor Violations

The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable. The study from Democratic leaders …

Protections Sought by Nannies, Other Massachusetts Domestic Workers

Nannies and other domestic employees in Massaschusetts who say they are often forced to put in long hours without the same legal protections as other workers asked the state lawmakers to approve a bill of rights that would define uniform …

2 Teens Severely Burned in Arkansas Haunted House Fire

Two teenagers working as volunteers at a northeast Arkansas haunted house suffered severe burns when another worker poured paint thinner into a burning barrel, causing it to burst into flames, authorities said. The fire broke out late Saturday at Nightmare …