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Study Finds Massachusetts Workers in Dangerous Jobs More Prone to Overdoses

A study has found that construction workers are six times more likely to die from opioid overdoses than all other occupations in Massachusetts. The state Department of Public Health reported Wednesday there were more than 1,000 opioid-related deaths among construction …

Holding Multiple Jobs Increases Risk of Injury: Liberty Mutual

Researchers with the Liberty Mutual Research Institute’s Center for Injury Epidemiology have concluded that individuals who work multiple jobs — approximately 14 million U.S. residents – have a greater likelihood of injury than those holding a single job. According to …

Fewer Workers Hurt on the Job Last Year in Virginia

A federal study shows the rate of workplace injuries dropped last year in Virginia and remained below the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Dec. 4 that for every 100 full-time workers in private industry, Virginia …

Report: 127 Killed on the Job in Virginia in 2011, 20 More Than Previous Year

A new labor union report says 127 workers were killed on the job in 2011 in Virginia, 20 more than the previous year. According to the report by the AFL-CIO, there were 4,693 workplace deaths nationwide in 2011, down by …

Labor Union Report: 43 Killed on the Job in West Virginia in 2011

A new labor union report says 43 workers were killed on the job in 2011 in West Virginia, down from 95 the previous year that included a mine blast that killed 29. According to the report by the AFL-CIO, there …