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How many died on the job in MN last year? Not as many as in 2013, but ...

New numbers from state labor officials say 2014 was a safer year for Minnesota’s workers – but the number of workplace fatalities remained high in a few key industries. 213 more words


Worker dies after fall from roof at Lethbridge school construction site

A worker died after falling from the roof of a Lethbridge school construction site Wednesday afternoon.

The 51-year-old man was doing some welding work in the 200 block of Mildred Dobbs Boulevard in north Lethbridge, when he fell about nine metres, said Wayne Wood, spokeswoman with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety. 45 more words

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UK one of the safest places to work in Europe

THE UK to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, having one of the lowest rates of fatal injuries to workers in leading industrial nations, new statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show. 130 more words

Health And Safety

Okanagan events remember workers killed on the job

PENTICTON – Communities around the Okanagan and across Canada are marking the Day of Mourning Tuesday. It is a chance to remember those who have been killed or injured on the job and or have succumbed to work related diseases. 126 more words


How temp jobs make your office more dangerous

Let’s start with some good news: The American workplace is much safer than it used to be. In 1970, 14,000 workers were killed on the job, about 38 workers per day. 447 more words


An alternative to the no fault Accident Compensation Scheme in New Zealand

New Zealand has a unique government monopoly since 1974 which provides compensation for personal injuries from accidents wherever they may occur in New Zealand.

The right to sue in court under tort law was abolished. 478 more words

Labour Economics

Alberta to change how it measures workplace danger

The definition of an unsafe workplace is about to change in Alberta — or at least the way the government measures it.

Beginning next year, the province plans to issue an index for each employer that takes into account a number of factors to determine how dangerous — or safe — it is for its employees. 1,435 more words

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