Contractor, Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013, BLS says

By Talia Buford

The number of contractors and Hispanic workers who died on the job increased in 2013 even as the overall tally of worker deaths declined.

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"… 2012. The new tranche of data came on the same day that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a final revised rule requiring emp …"

"… aid Mary Vogel, executive director of the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health, a coalition of local and state worker Safety groups. “That …"

Workplace deaths up slightly in 2011

By Jim Morris

Worker deaths rose slightly in 2011, though the jobsite fatality rate fell, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

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"… om O’Connor, executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, an umbrella organization for a network of nonprofit groups aro …"

"… a report this week, O’Connor’s group recommends that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issue a sweeping injury and illness prevention s …"

"… n Congress introduced legislation this year to strengthen the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, whose criminal and civil penalties for employer mi …"

Fatal work injuries rose in 2010, new data show

By Jim Morris

The Department of Labor reported that 4,690 U.S. workers suffered fatal injuries in 2010, a 3 percent increase from 2009.

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"… many."More detailed BLS fatality data can be found here. …"

"… toll rose in 2010. In 2009, 4,551 workers died, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The fatality rate rose slightly as well, from 3.5 fatal injurie …"

"… ny that employed Emilio DeLeon was fined only $16,600 for his death by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, even though …"

"… on the job every day, and that reality continues to drive the work of the Labor Department. When the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 …"

Lame duck Congress may consider bill to toughen OSHA

By Jim Morris

For an agency so widely feared and demonized by American business, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a relative pushover.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Occupational Safety and Health Act":

"… than six months in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Under environmental law, knowingly exposing someone to hazardous …"

"… data reviewed by the AFL-CIO, only 79 cases have been prosecuted under the Occupational Safety and Health Act in the past 40 years; the defendants served a combined 89 months in prison …"