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Registration open for 2014 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit

April 21, 2014

Registration open for 2014 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit
— April 21, 2014
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and its partners will hold the second annual …

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Wyoming emergency managers heavily rely on railroads to respond to derailments

December 31, 2013

Wyoming’s heavy railroad traffic includes oil tankers and other potentially harmful payloads that pose a human health risk.

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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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Workers Memorial Day event in Casper

April 25, 2013

Workers Memorial Day event in Casper
— April 25, 2013 
Family members of people killed on the job in Wyoming will commemorate their lost loved ones at …

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Wyoming should recognize Workers Memorial Day

April 25, 2013

Sunday April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a day set aside each year to remember workers killed on the job, and the families they leave …

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Workplace safety seminar May 15 in Casper

May 2, 2012

Workplace safety seminar May 15 in Casper
Wyoming energy and construction trade groups will host a worker safety seminar, “Building the Culture of Safety,” on Tuesday, May …

Legislature

ESPC: Senate restores HIV funding, House passes discriminatory drug-testing bill

February 28, 2012

ESPC: Senate restores HIV funding, House passes discriminatory drug-testing bill
Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center posted this update on Monday Feb. 27, highlighting a successful …

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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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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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Industry safety group seeks board candidates

January 4, 2012

Industry safety group seeks board candidates
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance (WOGISA) has a board vacancy to fill. If you are interested in …

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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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Enjoy Wyoming (at Your Own Risk): Does State law give too much protection to outdoor-recreation providers?

November 2, 2011

Some critics wonder if the Wyoming Recreation Safety Act’s “inherent risk” doctrine goes too far in protecting against death and injury lawsuits.

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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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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 …

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Oil and gas safety meeting in Torrington

April 12, 2011

Oil and gas safety meeting in Torrington
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday April 21 at the Eastern …