Workers in private industry were less likely to suffer job-related injuries or illnesses in 2016, continuing a five-year declining trend, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates released Nov. 9. The rate for private industry workers in 2016 was 2.9 recordable cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers, compared with 3.0 in 2015, the BLS’s Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses said. Since 2012, when the rate was 3.4, the likelihood of injuries or illnesses has declined each year.
Large employers like Exxon Mobil Corp. and the Dow Chemical Co. are initiating workplace safety programs focused on preventing fatalities and severe injuries instead of treating minor and serious hazards equally. The companies believe zeroing in on the risks most likely to kill or maim workers will lower fatality and serious injury rates that have showed little improvement in recent years.
A settlement could be reached soon in federal court challenges to an OSHA rule to limit exposure of construction workers to silica dust, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told lawmakers Nov. 15.“My understanding is that parties were close to resolution as to what would be a sensible outcome,” Acosta told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Chevron misclassifies safety consultants as independent contractors and fails to pay required wages under federal, state laws, lawsuit alleges. Details in Daily Labor Reporter. #OSHA#ASSE#AIHA (Goodman v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., N.D. Cal., No. 17-06649, 11/17/17).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".