worker safety http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Explosion at Sinclair refinery causes second fire in two months http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/explosion-sinclair-refinery-causes-second-fire-two-months <p></p><p>An explosion at the Sinclair Refinery near Rawlins on Friday night resulted in a fire.</p><p></p><p>The explosion occurred around 10 p.m. on Friday. No one was injured, and by 3 a.m. the fire was under control. The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is investigating the incident. The cause is still unknown.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 01:00:40 +0000 Willow Belden 47710 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Explosion at Sinclair refinery causes second fire in two months Rock Springs summit seeks to improve workplace safety http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rock-springs-summit-seeks-improve-workplace-safety <p>The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is hosting a summit in Rock Springs on Tuesday and Wednesday aimed at helping make Wyoming’s workplaces safer.</p><p>Wyoming consistently has one of the highest rates of workplace fatalities in the nation. The summit will offer trainings and give companies a chance to share ideas about how to prevent workplace accidents.</p><p>Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says they’ll also honor employees who took steps to protect fellow workers.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:17:00 +0000 Willow Belden 42718 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rock Springs summit seeks to improve workplace safety Sinclair fined for safety violations following diesel leak http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sinclair-fined-safety-violations-following-diesel-leak <p>Sinclair Oil is being fined $260,000 for safety violations at its refinery near Rawlins. These are on top of violations the company received last year, when repeated explosions and fires injured several plant workers.</p><p>The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, inspected the refinery after receiving a complaint about a diesel leak. OSHA’s John Ysebaert says they found that the company wasn’t adequately training its workers, and wasn’t properly labeling chemicals, among other violations.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:41:15 +0000 Willow Belden 36330 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sinclair fined for safety violations following diesel leak AFL-CIO discussing worker safety in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/afl-cio-discussing-worker-safety-wyoming <p>It’s Labor Day weekend, which means there will be a lot of discussion surrounding workers in the state.&nbsp; Kim Floyd is the Executive Secretary of the Labor Organization the AFL-CIO.&nbsp; He tells Bob Beck it’s an interesting time for many workers</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:37:18 +0000 Bob Beck 29446 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org AFL-CIO discussing worker safety in Wyoming