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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Workplace Deaths In Massachusetts

This is a weekly news feature that provides summaries of safety related news with links to the complete stories in other publications.

The Boston Globe reports on a problem of workplace deaths in Massachusetts.

I noticed this article because during visits to Massachusetts over the past year I've regularly noticed construction workers on roofs working without any safety equipment. Since I was seeing aggressive enforcement of fall protection standards in other areas of the country, I was wondering what was going on in Massachusetts.

This Boston Globe article reports that construction is the second most dangerous industry in Massachusetts (fishing is #1) and that "foreign-born workers are at greatest risk of dying on the job, with 2.7 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers. That compares with 1.6 per 100,000 among US-born workers."

Read the article here.

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs - OSHA Standards Apply To Workers Outside The U.S.
Safety News Briefs - CalOSHA Rips OSHA
Safety News Briefs - Cass Sunstein Quits OIRA Position

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