Occupational Safety And Health
DYER | Federal labor officials are fining a Dyer-based company $195,570 for six safety violations inspectors found at an Illinois plant last year, but the business is appealing.
MERRILLVILLE | A former welder's helper who overcame a near-fatal workplace accident and went onto to be a inspiration speaker will keynote a local safety conference.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.
Indiana workplaces have gotten safer, with the fewest fatalities on record last year, but state officials would still like to lower the number of fatal vehicle crashes.
GARY | New Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Sean Keefer toured U.S. Steel Gary Works on Tuesday to see what the massive steel mill was doing to prevent on-the-job accidents.
No one could have been more surprised than Patricia Ross when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. “Lung cancer!” Ross says. “I never touched a cigarette in my life. I was shocked. Everyone was.”
The head of the Indiana Department of Labor said Monday the increase in last year's total of fatal occupational injuries shows that more progress is needed in workplace safety.
HOBART | Seniors are invited to attend an emergency preparedness program from 10 a.m. to noon today at Maria Reiner Senior Center, 705 E. Fourth St.
Officials from regional construction trade groups want to increase participation in training programs to build the knowledge base for the current and next generation of industry leaders.
The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday a revised workplace safety standard for hazard communication will help save workers' lives and result in productivity gains for domestic businesses.
A Gary-based construction company said its employees have worked more than 15 million hours at the BP Whiting Refinery without an accident that requires workers to take time off to recover.
Community Healthcare System sponsors Lights of Life at Community Hospital & Angel Illumination at St. Catherine Hospital
In the darkness, a single light brings hope. Multiplied by more than 1,000, that single glow is transformed into the Lights of Life.
Indiana and Illinois are among states that need to do a better job of providing information to the public to evaluate the safety of pipelines in their area, according to results from a study released Monday from a watchdog organization.
The Indiana Department of Transportation and two Northwest Indiana businesses are among those that have settled workplace safety violations in the last three months.
When my younger son was 15, a store manager for whom he had once done some work asked me to let him know when he turned 16.
Indiana's nonfatal workplace injury and illness rate dropped in 2009 to its lowest rate on record, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics released late last month.
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