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No business owner wants to hear that a government agency is coming to inspect their workplace — whether it’s the USDA, the EPA or the IRS. But if there was a government agency that could help save money, improve productivity and increase employee morale — free of charge — businesses just might be interested.
JACKSON, Miss. - Alvin Collier remembers the bloody shooting spree at the Lockheed Martin Corp. plant each time he has to tie his shoes without the two fingers that were blasted off his hand.
A company that provides safety compliance and training materials to other employers is expanding its Tempe office and hiring 80 new employees. Safety Services is hiring for jobs that include customer service, sales, collections and billing.
The Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health has adopted an attitude toward Arizona State University that many would like to be extended to the private sector — they will trust you to see to the safety of your own employees and customers instead of subjecting you to the state’s sometimes excessive oversight.
The research is overwhelming, the statistics are indisputable and the human cost is devastating.
ASU workers last year accused the university of more than 20 workplace hazards that violated safety regulations. But the state agency responsible for investigating such allegations usually directed Arizona State University to inspect itself.
The construction worker wears a hard hat dotted with the letters, “EEW” — which stands for “Energized Electrical Work.” His partner’s hard hat contains a “LOTO” sticker — “Lock Out Tag Out.”
Had he received training in his native language, Rigoberto Valenzuela Morales might not have suffocated under four tons of mud in a Loop 101 trench cave-in.
The state agency that oversees workplace safety has found several major violations surrounding the death of a Casa Grande police officer killed during a Pinal County Sheriff's Office SWAT training exercise.
Ana Cortez tilts her pig-tailed head back and opens wide so nurse practitioner Gloria Baca can peer down her throat.
Workers who quit over safety violations need to show they attempted to rectify the situation if they hope to get jobless benefits, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.
On a 39-17 vote the House approved a measure allowing businesses to shield certain information about their violations of health and environmental laws from those who might seek to sue them.
A construction worker fell approximately 30 feet at a construction site Monday morning in Gilbert.
Efficient Enterprise Engineering, a Tempe-based data management company, said it was awarded the NASA Glenn Research Center 2008 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for its work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration nationwide and at the agency's Safety Center.
Safety Services Company, a Tempe business, was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the largest new job creators in the country.
A Scottsdale air charter company has been ordered to pay $94,000 to an employee who was fired after raising flight safety concerns.
PHOENIX - A sanitation worker in Phoenix was crushed to death Monday in the compactor of his garbage truck.
As the 2012 state Legislative gets under way, AAA hopes that legislators will take an important step in protecting Arizona children. HB 2154 aims to do just that, providing a long overdue update to Arizona's outdated child passenger law.
This stage adaptation of Doreen Cronin’s picture book recounts a humorous barnyard protest against the working conditions at Farmer Brown’s.
Tempe is holding an open house Jan. 12 to share plans for improvements to University Drive from Priest Drive to the Union Pacific Railroad at the edge of downtown. The city will review plans to improve landscaping as well as access for pedestrians and bicyclists. Also, the city will get input from residents.
Eleven people were hospitalized early Thursday after a construction accident at the new Sky Harbor Rental Car Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. None of the injuries is life-threatening.
Arizona will keep its tough stance on construction site safety despite a recent court ruling that reduces control by the federal agency responsible for maintaining safety in the workplace.
Georgia Lucas, 77, found hope while her husband, Lee, battled cancer. Inspired by faith and the miraculous recovery he made, the Mesa woman has published a book to help other cancer patients. In “Spite of Cancer” is a compilation of short stories, poems, and artwork by 73 cancer patients and caregivers. Proceeds from the book go to the University of Arizona Cancer Research Center.
An incident that left a 60-year-old Mesa man dead at Sky Harbor International Airport is under investigation by the Phoenix Office of the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration.
Drug use at the workplace is resulting in a growing number of injuries as well as more workers’ compensation claims in Arizona and the Valley, the head of a workers’ compensation company says.