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Company Owner of Two Killed Workers Had Been Cited 27 Times

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The owner of the contracting company of which two workers were killed in a trench collapse in Mississippi earlier this month was previously issued 27 federal citations for safety violations. Shane Henderson was the president of the …

Employers Navigate Virus Pandemic Without Firm Guidelines

NEW YORK — It started with extra hand sanitizer and wipes for keyboards and headphones. Then came the directive for employees to lug their laptops home every night just in case. Finally, the memo arrived urging all employees to work …

Costs of Obesity in Workplace Highest for Government Workers

Although obese employees incur higher direct and indirect costs, the extent of obesity-related costs tends to be lower in some industrial sectors than others— including healthcare, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This study …

Fears About Worker Shootings Prompt New Business Tactics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement command center that looks …

Travelers’ 2017 Risk Index: Top Worries Center on Cyber, Driving and Workplace

According to the latest Travelers Risk Index, 52 percent of consumers say they think the world is getting riskier, down from 63 percent when the survey was launched in 2013. The 2017 index identifies the overall perception of risks for …

Leadership’s Role in Returning Employees to Work After a Disaster

Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …

Montana Says Workplace Injuries Decline

The state is reporting that workplace injuries and illnesses declined last year in Montana. An annual survey from the Department of Labor and Industry found 5.0 injuries and illnesses per hundred full time workers in 2010. That is down from …

New Mexico’s Workplace Deaths Decreased in 2010

The number of workplace fatalities in New Mexico decreased in 2010 when compared to the previous year. A study by the New Mexico Environment Department says preliminary figures shot there were 38 work-related deaths in 2010. There were 42 such …

West Virginia Workplace Deaths Double in 2010

Ninety-five workers were killed in on-the-job incidents in West Virginia in 2010, more than double the 41 workplace deaths that occurred the previous year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. The preliminary 2010 total, which includes 29 coal …

Okla. Workplace Deaths up in 2010, As Jobs Added

Oklahoma workplace deaths rose 11 percent last year, but the increase was likely caused by people returning to work following the steep economic downturn of the year before, a federal official said. There were 91 work-related deaths in Oklahoma in …