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2 catering staff members injured in Minneapolis truck mishap

Two employees of a catering service suffered injuries at an international airport in Minneapolis after the delivery truck they were riding in got involved in an accident, an article of KARE 11 reported on November 27. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) said a food delivery truck containing two people fell into a tunnel […] Read more

Workers' Rights

Three options in filing an OSHA safety and health complaint

Under the law, employees and other persons authorized are allowed to file a complaint or have their workplace inspected by agents of Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) upon noticing a potential danger that could cause them harm. Below are the three ways on how workers and their representatives could file a complaint: Through OSHA’s […] Read more

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Properly handling patients linked to reduced workplace injuries in hospital

Researchers in Boston recently concluded health care professionals may assume a lower risk of injury if they implement “safe patient handling” practices, according to an article of Fox News Health published on November 4th. In the study conducted by the researchers at Northeastern University, incidents of health care employees suffering from shoulder and neck injuries […] Read more

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OSHA postpones enforcement of new workplace rules again

The “anti-retaliation” provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that were expected to be implemented in November have been moved, an article, posted by the Society for Human Resource Management, reported on October 26. The new OSHA rule will require employers to remind employees of their rights to report any workplace hazards or […] Read more

Workers' Rights

Worker injured in Minnesota trench accident

A construction worker in Crosby, Minnesota was rescued after being involved in a trench accident while on the job, an article of the Bemidji Pioneer reported on September 9. According to reports, 21-year-old Joseph Erickson was involved in a workplace accident that happened around 11:09 a.m. on September 8. Erickson reportedly got trapped inside a trench at a […] Read more

Workers' Rights

OSHA to hold meeting to discuss whistleblower rights

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to hold a meeting in Washington tomorrow, Tuesday, November, 10, to further enforce employees to report any employers who are negligent in providing work-conducive environment, OSHA reported on October 26. Reports said the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) will also attend the meeting to discuss […] Read more

Workers' Rights

Ways to file a complaint with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) and resulting organization has provided three anonymous options for workers who would like to file a complaint if they believe that their OSHA rights has been violated: 1. Workers may submit their written complaints online by visiting the agency’s website under “complaint form.” 2. Workers may […] Read more

Workers' Rights

Industrial worker in Minnesota fatally pinned by wood

An industrial worker in Minneapolis was killed after he was pinned by a wood product that fell from his forklift, ABC News 6 reported on June 29. Reports said the fatal workplace accident happened at AA Container Sales, Inc. on Humboldt Avenue at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27. Employee Travis James Carter, a 36-year-old resident of Ham Lake, […] Read more

Minnesota events

MN to pass bill that promotes women’s welfare in workplace

After passing through the Minnesota legislature, a bill that promotes women’s welfare in the workplace is expected to be signed by Governor Mark Dayton, the National Law Review stated on May 10. Reports said the Women’s Economic Security Act (Act) will improve the working conditions of women. Under the new bill, created by combining nine different […] Read more