workplace safety

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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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Report: 31 workers died on the job in Wyoming in 2012

November 14, 2013

Thirty-one workers died on the job in Wyoming in 2012, slightly fewer than the average over a decade that made Wyoming one of the deadliest …

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The quest for safety in Wyoming coal mines

Commentary by Phil Roberts November 12, 2013 November 12, 2013

Accidents have plagued Wyoming coal mines since territorial times, when mines lacked many of the safety features required in today’s mines.

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Wyoming miner killed at Black Thunder coal mine

August 16, 2013

WyoFile has confirmed that a coal miner was killed early this morning at the Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County. Killed was Jacob Dowdy, …

The Pitch

Registration nears capacity for Safety & Workforce Summit

June 7, 2013

Registration nears capacity for Safety & Workforce Summit
— June 7, 2013
If you haven’t already, better register soon for the 2013 Wyoming Safety & Workforce Summit …

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Worker advocates say more enforcement is needed for safer workplaces

April 29, 2013

SAFER, the Equality State Policy Center, AFL-CIO, Trial Lawyers and other advocates have not yet put forth an official platform, but speakers on Monday took …

The Pitch

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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Wyoming refiners consider safety alliance

August 7, 2012

That may not sound like the bold type of action you’d hope to expect when workers have become disposable commodities. It’s not the sort of …

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Out of Sight Oversight

August 3, 2012

Is Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration living up to their expectations? Or have they prepared a different kind of fail-safe strategy?

The Pitch

High exposure to frack sand poses silicosis risk

June 29, 2012

Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center wrote about a new health warning for workers engaged in hydraulic fracturing:

OSHA issues hazard alert
High exposure to frack sand …

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Wyo OSHA witnessed fires and fire hazards prior to workers being burned

June 21, 2012

Wyo OSHA witnessed fires and fire hazards prior to workers being burned
Just months prior to two flash fires at the Sinclair oil refinery (one on …

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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 …

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Workers’ Memorial Day in Wyoming

April 30, 2012

Workers’ Memorial Day in Wyoming
LeRoy Fried was killed on a drilling rig in Wyoming in 2004. He left behind his wife, Cheryl Fried, who — …

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Memorial & Money

April 27, 2012

Greg Kearney pays tribute to Workers’ Memorial Day with a bit of biting humor.

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Born in war-torn Africa, Alexandra Fuller found her voice in Wyoming

April 24, 2012

As a child living in Central Africa in the 1970s, Alexandra Fuller kept an Uzi under her bed at night and fell asleep to the …

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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. …

Legislature

ESPC: Session ends on high note

March 8, 2012

ESPC: Session ends on high note; Good session yields passage of job safety and sunshine laws
On Thursday, Mar. 8, Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center discussed …

Legislature

ESPC: Public Assistance Drug-Testing Bill Killed

March 6, 2012

ESPC: Public assistance drug-testing killed; Job safety bill advances; Coal tax break dies in procedural move
On Monday, Mar. 5, Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center wrote …

Legislature

ESPC: Redistricting hits Senate floor; House passes job safety bill

February 28, 2012

ESPC: Redistricting hits Senate floor; House passes job safety bill
Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center wrote an update on Tuesday Feb. 28, examining the redistricting …