Wyoming Workforce Services http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Worker's Compensation To Adopt Split Plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-workers-compensation-adopt-split-plan <p>If a proposed plan is adopted, employers in the state could face some significant changes to how worker’s compensation sets its premiums.&nbsp; Right now, Wyoming only factors in how&nbsp;severe&nbsp;a company’s claims are.&nbsp;&nbsp; This new system—called a split plan-- would hold companies accountable for both severity&nbsp;and frequency, as is the case in most states.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:40:50 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60929 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Worker's Compensation To Adopt Split Plan WY Workforce Services Never Inspected Lovell Plant http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-workforce-services-never-inspected-lovell-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite violations at sister plants, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service never inspected a sugar beet plant in Lovell where an employee was killed in January. Western Sugar Cooperative's Torrington plant received 15 citations in 2013, including one for improper guard rails -- the same problem that led to the death of 28-year-old </span>Anfesa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Galaktionoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:03:49 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59989 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Workforce Services Never Inspected Lovell Plant OSHA Fines Sugar Beet Cooperative $71,000 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/osha-fines-sugar-beet-cooperative-71000 <p>Denver-based Western Sugar Beet Cooperative&nbsp;has been fined&nbsp;$71,000 for violations that led to the death of an employee&nbsp; in January at its facility in Lovell.&nbsp; OSHA and the Wyoming Department of Workforce services allege that because no guard rails had been installed, 28-year-old Anfesa Galaktionoff fell through an opening in the floor into a production pit.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:47:19 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58361 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org OSHA Fines Sugar Beet Cooperative $71,000 Wyoming’s Workplace Safety Effort Continues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-workplace-safety-effort-continues <p>Regulation has been a hot-button topic when it comes to worker safety in Wyoming over the last few years. Despite pressure from worker advocacy groups, legislators have been reluctant to write new laws tackling workplace injuries and fatalities, instead opting for an incentives-based approach.<br /><br />Dr. Mack Sewell is the state’s occupational epidemiologist. He’s been on the job for about a year and a half, and he recently spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce about his latest report on workplace accidents, released in November, and how the state should move forward. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:49:40 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 52767 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s Workplace Safety Effort Continues Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/workplace-deaths-wyoming-increase <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:27:43 +0000 Jordan Harper 45781 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase