Workers in the mining industry face a higher risk of fatal injury

Injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries in mining in 2010 By Sean Smith, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions Download PDF Version  RELATED ARTICLES “Coal Mining Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities in 2006,” Compensation and Working Conditions. “Facts of the catch: occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities to fishing workers, 2003–2009,” Beyond the Numbers. Fatal injuries in the mining industry…

EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX – DECEMBER 2012

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending December 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of compensation costs) increased 0.3 percent, and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 percent of compensation) increased 0.6 percent. Civilian…

Seminar for Farmers, Ag Businesses Scheduled in Baton Rouge on January 30

Baton Rouge: A seminar to assist farmers and agricultural service businesses understand labor law and farmworkers’ rights will take place on Wednesday, January 30. The seminar, called Farmworker Employment Rights: Helping Farmers Comply with State and Federal Laws, will be held at the American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common, Baton Rouge. Registration starts at 8:30…

Building safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds

  BATON ROUGE – With the heartfelt and hopeful conviction that people can accomplish extraordinary things when they do ordinary things together, LSU professor Marybeth Lima began the LSU Community Playground Project as a way to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and more than 700 students later, “Building Playgrounds,…

EBR Parish School System Asks for Input

With the development of a new proposed school year calendar underway, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System is asking for parents, students and community members to share their opinions during the planning process. The district has posted a link on its website, www.ebrschools.org, to a short survey regarding a proposed 2013-2014 School Year Calendar. Anyone…