December 2017 Archives

Workplace fatalities on the rise

Workers in Minnesota may want to know about the results of the 2016 report conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It reports a 7 percent increase in fatal occupational injuries from 2015 to 2016, with 5,190 people losing their lives in the workplace. This amounts to 14 workers being killed each day. For every 100,000 full-time workers, there were 3.6 deaths.

Work-related fatalities rise seven percent in 2016

Workplace fatalities have dramatically increased for the third consecutive year, according to a census conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Residents of Minnesota, especially those in the transportation, healthcare and food packing industries, should be aware of the trends and what's being done about them.

The culture of fear among poultry workers

Poultry workers in Minnesota and across the country face a unique set of hazards in the course of carrying out their work. However, some poultry workers feel afraid to tell federal inspectors about workplace hazards or workplace injuries they sustain. They're fearful that if they talk, they may lose their employment.

How workers can avoid weather-related injuries during winter

Working outdoors during the Minnesota winters can be not only arduous but also dangerous to one's health. Freezing temperatures often lead to cold stress injuries as well as conditions like hypothermia and frostbite. Even in relatively higher temperatures, workers can be at risk for trench foot and chilblains.

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