workplace accidents http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Labor Group Blasts Wyoming’s Workplace Safety Record http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/labor-group-blasts-wyoming-s-workplace-safety-record <p>The AFL-CIO, a coalition group of labor unions, has released a report blasting industry for failing to make workplaces safer, especially in oil and gas. &nbsp;Wyoming has ranked as one of the five most deadly states to work in for the last ten years. &nbsp;In 2012, only North Dakota had more workplace fatalities. &nbsp;Kim Floyd, Executive Secretary for the Wyoming chapter of the AFL-CIO says it has a lot to do with the focus of both states’ economies.<br /> Sat, 17 May 2014 00:21:37 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Labor Group Blasts Wyoming’s Workplace Safety Record 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