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October 2010 Archives

Columbus Military Training Exercise Kills One Soldier, Injures Four Others

It may be unfamiliar to some, but enrolling with the military is just like accepting a position with a corporation. The military is a job where soldiers earn wages, are given time off and sometimes suffer from work-related injuries. A veteran soldier died this month from a head injury suffered in a training exercise that left four others injured.

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Decrease Nationwide

In a news statement made by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics released late last week, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced that the number of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that occur among private industry employers has declined.

Female Construction Worker in Stable Condition at Columbus Hospital

The 21st Street/Ohio 16 interchange project has caused problematic delays around the city for weeks as traffic has been diverted to alternative routes during the road construction. Commuters have not been the only ones whose lives have been altered by the construction project.

Columbus, OH Postal Processing Center Fined for Willful OSHA Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations totaling $210,000 in fines against the U.S. Postal Service. The citations were for five violations that were allegedly committed willfully at the processing center in Columbus, Ohio.

Chilean Miners Prepare to Go Home

The world watched with anticipation as news cameras filmed the 33 workers being rescued from the mine where they were trapped for the past two months. Their underground cavern had been dark, hot and humid causing work related injuries that could last a life time.

Hot Dog Causes Severe Disability for Ohio Boy

Social Security Disability Insurance is a federally funded program that provides assistance to people with disabilities, but many people often struggle to obtain badly needed benefits on their own. The process can be complicated and confusing. Many people, like one Ohio mother seek the assistance of someone trained to deal with social security disability issues.

Construction Accident in Hudson, Ohio Kills Worker, Prompts OSHA Citations

Poland, Ohio excavation company A. Bagnoli and Sons has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to a construction accident that proved fatal. The deadly construction accident was caused by a trench cave-in at a Hudson, Ohio construction site.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month in Ohio and Nationally

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is taking the month of October to raise awareness of disabled employees in the workplace and celebrate the contributions workers with disabilities make to society.  In a press release on the DOL's website from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, she details how our government has been raising awareness of disabled workers since the creation of the National Physical Disability Employment Awareness Week in 1945. Since then, the event has been expanded from a week to a month and now aims to shed light on the ways people of all ethnicities contribute to the workforce.

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