Workplace Safety

North Dakota Has Second Highest Rate of Worker Deaths in the U.S.

Union leaders and workers say the low number of OSHA compliance officers contributes to the low mark

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is the second worst state for the rate of worker deaths, according to the AFL-CIO’s 2019 safety report. Jeremiah Johnson, an electrician, faces dangers everyday on the job. “There’s voltage shocks you could receive if you’re not wearing proper suits and gear, you lift a lot of heavy things, you lift stuff with cranes, big equipment,”…

MN AG Candidate Keith Ellison Talks about Workplace Safety in Moorhead

The roundtable is part of his series of talks as he campaigns to be Minnesota Attorney General

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A candidate running to become the next Attorney General of Minnesota visited Moorhead to talk about workplace safety. Congressman Keith Ellison spoke with labor organizers and workers to hear about the big issues in the workforce in Minnesota. People asked him about many topics, including worker’s compensation. Ellison says the best way to help workers and solve their…