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Occupational Safety And Health

Investigators: Workers were not warned before fatal mill accident

GARY | A state investigation has found a Gary company committed a serious safety violation in an accident that killed an ironworker and injured two others in November.

March 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Dyer company faces $195,470 fine for safety violations

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.

February 25, 2014 6:30 am

Nationally known inspirational speaker to keynote safety conference

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.

February 07, 2014 12:00 pm

Eight region businesses fined for safety violations

So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.

December 05, 2013 4:00 pm

Workplace injuries and illnesses drop to historic low

Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.

November 07, 2013 5:37 pm
Worker deaths in Indiana sink to historic low

Worker deaths in Indiana sink to historic low

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.

August 22, 2013 1:00 pm
State labor commissioner tours U.S. Steel Gary Works

State labor commissioner tours U.S. Steel Gary Works

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.

July 30, 2013 4:50 pm
Fire, but no smoke: Non-smoking Crown Point woman survives lung cancer

Fire, but no smoke: Non-smoking Crown Point woman survives lung cancer

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.”

October 13, 2012 9:29 am
Fatal workplace accidents rise in Indiana in '11

Fatal workplace accidents rise in Indiana in '11

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.

September 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Emergency readiness program today for Hobart senior citizens

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.

June 21, 2012 12:00 am
Replenishing the skills pipeline

Replenishing the skills pipeline

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.

June 03, 2012 12:00 am

Labor Department changes hazard communication standard

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.

March 20, 2012 1:30 pm

Superior Construction nets honor for safety milestone at Whiting Refinery

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.

February 20, 2012 11:44 am
Community Healthcare System sponsors Lights of Life at Community Hospital & Angel Illumination at St. Catherine Hospital

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.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Pipeline safety advocate wants more transparency with data

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.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am

INDOT, NIPSCO pay to settle safety violations

The Indiana Department of Transportation and two Northwest Indiana businesses are among those that have settled workplace safety violations in the last three months.

October 01, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Welcome to HIDTA, but it's not much of an honor

MARK KIESLING: Welcome to HIDTA, but it's not much of an honor

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.

June 24, 2011 12:00 am

Indiana workplace injuries drop in '09

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.

November 02, 2010 12:00 am
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