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August 2013 Archives

Choosing a safer job often not an option for many Amercians

The Bureau of Labor Statistic's recently released preliminary statistics related to the number of workplace fatalities during 2012. Such information is important in that it sheds light on those safety issues impacting American workers as well as helps officials identify those jobs and industries deemed most dangerous. This information, in turn, can be used by officials and employers to work to improve safety within these industries.

Choosing a safer job often not an option for many Amercians

The Bureau of Labor Statistic's recently released preliminary statistics related to the number of workplace fatalities during 2012. Such information is important in that it sheds light on those safety issues impacting American workers as well as helps officials identify those jobs and industries deemed most dangerous. This information, in turn, can be used by officials and employers to work to improve safety within these industries.

North Carolina OSHA agency faces criticism from state politicians

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the federal governmental agency tasked with regulating and enforcing workplace safety laws. By law, states are required to adhere to OSHA mandates. In an effort to address workplace concerns unique to the state and region, North Carolina is one of 22 states that has chosen to develop its own state-run OSHA plans. While many of the functions of OSHA are considered necessary and important, some state politicians are concerned about the financial toll complying with such regulations puts on small business owners.

North Carolina OSHA agency faces criticism from state politicians

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the federal governmental agency tasked with regulating and enforcing workplace safety laws. By law, states are required to adhere to OSHA mandates. In an effort to address workplace concerns unique to the state and region, North Carolina is one of 22 states that has chosen to develop its own state-run OSHA plans. While many of the functions of OSHA are considered necessary and important, some state politicians are concerned about the financial toll complying with such regulations puts on small business owners.

Federal government cites safety win for Wal-Mart employees

With annual profits topping $466 billion, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is undisputedly an American business success story. Concerns related to health and safety violations at several Wal-Mart stores, however, has many wondering whether corporate profits are trumping workplace safety. In fact, health and safety citations issued against the big-box retailer recently lead to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Federal government cites safety win for Wal-Mart employees

With annual profits topping $466 billion, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is undisputedly an American business success story. Concerns related to health and safety violations at several Wal-Mart stores, however, has many wondering whether corporate profits are trumping workplace safety. In fact, health and safety citations issued against the big-box retailer recently lead to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

North Carolina farm worker dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Workers who are employed in the agriculture industry often face numerous work-related hazards on a daily basis. Many farm and agriculture accidents result from the misuse or malfunctioning of heavy equipment. Others, however, result from less obvious sources such as toxic chemicals or invisible vapors.

North Carolina farm worker dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Workers who are employed in the agriculture industry often face numerous work-related hazards on a daily basis. Many farm and agriculture accidents result from the misuse or malfunctioning of heavy equipment. Others, however, result from less obvious sources such as toxic chemicals or invisible vapors.