excellent NPR investigative series–injury to insult:America’s vanishing worker protections

Click on this link to read an excellent investigative series of articles which highlight a new scheme by corporate America to avoid participation in state regulated Workers' Compensation programs which often result in disastrous consequences for men and women injured on the job.

Most Common Minnesota Work Injuries

According to a recent article in Compact, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the number of injury and illness cases in Minnesota’s workplaces continued its long-term downward trend. The most recent occupational injury and illness figures show that during 2010, there were an estimated 76,700 recordable injury and illness cases; about … Continue reading Most Common Minnesota Work Injuries

The Risks of Not Reporting a Work Injury in Minnesota

A work injury can happen to anyone, at any time.  Injuries happen to people on the first day of a new job or after 20 years of injury-free employment.  There just isn’t any rhyme or reason to when an injury occurs. An injury can be as trivial as a sprained thumb or as serious as … Continue reading The Risks of Not Reporting a Work Injury in Minnesota

Workers Memorial Day events put focus on safety

(From an article published at Workday Minnesota) ST. PAUL - Every year on April 28, unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the effort for safe workplaces. “This year the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and … Continue reading Workers Memorial Day events put focus on safety