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May 2016 Archives

Logging is the most dangerous job in the country

Minnesota loggers usually do their work in rural places that can be far away from hospitals. Delays in emergency medical care may be one of the reasons theirs was found to be the most dangerous job in the country in 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other job hazards that are commonly faced by loggers include rough terrain and falling tree branches.

OSHA issues new rule on workplace injury reporting

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule that will modernize the way workplace injury data are collected in Minneapolis and nationwide. The new regulations, which will take effect Aug. 10, are designed to improve workplace safety.

The 9 most common types of construction accidents

Anyone who has spent even a little time on a construction site knows that there is a chance, however slight, that they could get seriously hurt. Hard hats and other safety equipment, along with training, make a big difference, but Minneapolis construction workers know they might not get home in one piece every time they show up for work.

Avoiding some common job-related injuries

Almost all Minnesota workers perform tasks that could potentially cause them to sustain injuries. Even people with jobs that are not labor intensive could be injured at work. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are around 3 million workplace injuries each year, and about one-third of these injuries result in missed workdays.

Worker deaths in 2014 highest since 2008

Union workers in Minnesota may have paused for a moment on April 28 to think of those who lose their lives each year as a result of work-related accidents or illnesses. April 28 has been designated Workers' Memorial Day by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, and Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that 2014 was the deadliest year for workers since 2008.

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