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Workplace Is Hostile, Stressful, Grim Place for Many Americans

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings: Nearly one in five workers …

California Ski Resort Where Patroller Died Fined for Workplace Safety Violations

State officials has cited and fined a California ski resort for violating two workplace safety codes following an investigation into a ski patroller’s death. KRNV-TV reported 42-year-old Squaw Valley Ski Resort patroller Joe Zuiches died in January while working avalanche …

Oklahoma Labor Chief: ‘F’ Grade for Safety Inaccurate

Oklahoma’s labor commissioner says the workplace safety grade of “F” that a national advocacy group gave the state inaccurately and unfairly depicts the state’s safety programs. The Oklahoman reports the National Safety Council gave the state a failing grade because …

How States Rate in Preventing Home, Auto, Work Accidents

No state goes far enough to protect its residents from leading causes of preventable deaths and injuries – commonly known as “accidents” – on the road, in homes and communities and at work, according to the National Safety Council. Despite …

Officials Say 7 Coal Miner Deaths This Year Raise Questions About Training

Seven U.S. coal miners died in accidents so far this year, most of them with less than a year of experience at that particular job and mine, according to federal officials. In all of last year, eight miners died. Tim …

Workplace Regulation to Reduce Incidents at California Oil Refineries OK’d

California’s Department of Industrial Relations’ Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board today approved a regulation aimed at strengthening workplace safety and health at oil refineries across the state. The new regulation is designed to provide a framework for anticipating, preventing …

North Carolina’s Builders Mutual Establishes Construction Job-Site Safety Institute

Builders Mutual, a provider of commercial insurance for the construction industry in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, has established the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI), a nonprofit organization that will conduct safety research for residential and commercial job-sites and produce studies on …

Texas Mutual Insurance Awards $1M in Safety Grants to Community Colleges

Workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., has awarded a combined $1 million in grants to 10 community colleges across Texas. The grants fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public through the risk management programs at …

Trump Budget Would Eliminate Chemical Safety Board

When a Texas City refinery exploded in 2005, 15 people died. Months later, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that putting workers in temporary trailers near danger zones at the plant raised the death toll. Since then, temporary trailers have …

Texas Mutual Launches e-Learning Tool for Policyholders

Workers’ compensation Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has launched a free workplace safety training tool for policyholders called e-Learning. e-Learning gives business owners access to a library of more than 200 modern, video-based training courses on a variety of workplace safety …