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Cal/OSHA Issues Citations Following Fatal Bee Attack on Tree Worker

Cal/OSHA has issued citations to Hadley Date Gardens Inc. of Thermal, Calif., for workplace safety and health violations following a bee swarm that stung and killed a tree worker. The incident serves as a reminder that employers must protect tree …

Chubb Enhances Work Injury Compensation Product in Singapore

Chubb announced it has enhanced to its Chubb Work Guard product, which is work injury compensation cover for Singapore businesses. The enhanced wording will apply to all risks bound from Jan. 1, 2018, unless separately agreed. At the core of …

Canada’s Alberta Province Charges Nexen Energy After 2 Workers Die in Explosion

Canada’s Alberta province has brought eight charges against Nexen Energy, a unit of China’s CNOOC Ltd., after two workers died in an explosion at its Long Lake oil sands plant in early 2016, an Alberta government spokeswoman said on Wednesday …

Day Laborers Being Exploited in Texas after Harvey, Advocates Say

Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers who are cleaning up Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Some days, he clears rotted drywall and hauls out …

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 …