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Inadequate training leads to Hispanic oil worker injury risk

December 10, 2013

Hispanic workers in the U.S. oil and gas industry bear a disproportionate share of workplace injuries, as gaps in health insurance and language issues put …

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Wyoming takes courtesy approach to curbing workplace deaths

March 27, 2012

Wyoming’s overall strategy to curb workplace fatalities still lacks additional enforcement- and penalty-based proposals brought by worker advocates during recent legislative debate on the issue. …

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Report: Wyoming lacks ‘culture of safety’

January 30, 2012

To correct Wyoming’s long-standing distinction as among the deadliest states in the nation for workers, state and industry officials must work cooperatively to create a …

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Gov. Mead to add to OSHA

January 24, 2012

Gov. Matt Mead announced today that he will shuffle vacant positions within state government, and possibly make new hires, to beef up resources at Wyoming …

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State warms to call for bigger OSHA role in stemming workplace fatalities

January 24, 2012

State officials are now considering a bigger role for the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in addressing the state’s ongoing high workplace fatality …

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Worker advocates slam state for timid response to workplace fatalities

January 6, 2012

Two worker advocacy groups say that, for 10 years, Wyoming and industry leaders have failed to take the carnage of workplace fatalities seriously, and they’re …

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Official studying Wyoming’s workplace fatality problem resigns

December 30, 2011

State Occupational Epidemiologist Timothy Ryan, the man hired a little more than a year ago to analyze Wyoming’s long-standing workplace fatality problem, has resigned to …

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Mead declares carrot over stick in workplace fatalities

October 14, 2011

A united effort among industry and safety officials is crucial to identifying and implementing a smart strategy to make sure more Wyoming’s workers return home …

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Oil and gas leaders seek to stem deaths on the job

July 14, 2011

Beyond those efforts, exactly what WOGISA can and should do to help stem serious injuries and fatalities in the industry isn’t clear to it’s own …

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Deadly Workplaces – Wyoming’s workplace fatality rate still ranks among worst in nation

July 12, 2011

Despite being saddled with the worst-in-the-nation distinction for workplace fatalities, the decision to emphasize voluntary collaborative efforts rather than inspection and enforcement was emblematic of …

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Even toothless safety alliance is improvement

June 16, 2011

WOGISA’s efforts to develop more workforce safety and development training is absolutely critical given the fact that Wyoming OSHA’s budget will be slashed 20 percent …