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Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Patty Vaughan - Jul 04, 2014

Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched its Campaign ...

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Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 11, 2014

Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has secured nearly $5 million in back wages for about 500 workers on the federally assisted Grand Street Guild construction project in New York City’s Lower East Side, which involved the refurbishment and rehabilitation ...

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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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Transportation gains 9k jobs in January

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 12, 2014

Transportation gains 9k jobs in January

The transportation sector gained 9,900 jobs in January, rising from 4.55 million jobs in December to 4.56 million jobs in January, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in ...

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Transportation loses 600 jobs in December

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 10, 2014

Transportation loses 600 jobs in December

The transportation sector lost 600 jobs in December, dipping from 4.5366 million jobs in November to 4.536 million jobs in December, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in ...

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Transportation gains nearly 31k jobs in November

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 09, 2013

Transportation gains nearly 31k jobs in November

The transportation sector gained 30,500 jobs in November, rising from 4,504,100 jobs in October to 4,534,600 in November, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased ...

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Transportation employment remains steady in October

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 08, 2013

Transportation employment remains steady in October

The transportation sector maintained 4,493,600 jobs in October, the same number that were available in September, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased by ...

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Who Cares About Safety?

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 12, 2013

Who Cares About Safety?

If safety is such an important jobsite concern, why aren’t fatal accident numbers dropping for road contractors? According to a survey from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the number of deadly jobsite accidents ...

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U.S. labor department, mining community commemorating 40th anniversary of Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 19, 2010

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, along with Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main, will be among the key speakers at the 40th anniversary commemoration of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act ...

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