workplace safety http://www.kplu.org en Washington Capitol Employees Train For Active Shooter Scenarios http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-capitol-employees-train-active-shooter-scenarios <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154058995&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Get out. Hide out. Take out. That’s the lesson employees at the Washington state Capitol got Wednesday in a class on active shooters. The refresher course comes in the wake of recent high profile shootings in the Northwest.</p><p>The sign on the door to the legislative hearing room said it all: “Workplace Violence Prevention and Active Shooter Survival.” About 50 state legislative and executive branch employees showed up for the lunch-hour training.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:43:31 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17103 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Capitol Employees Train For Active Shooter Scenarios Number of on-the-job deaths falls, Wash. ranks third lowest http://www.kplu.org/post/number-job-deaths-falls-wash-ranks-third-lowest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington state seems to be a safer place for workers than most other places in the country. A new report says the state has the third lowest workplace fatality rate in the nation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire had the lowest workplace death rate, followed by Rhode Island, then Washington. The three states with the highest on-the-job death rates were North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.</span></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 00:26:25 +0000 Ashley Gross 8698 at http://www.kplu.org Number of on-the-job deaths falls, Wash. ranks third lowest Workplace deaths fall to record low in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/workplace-deaths-fall-record-low-washington <p>The number of people killed on the job in Washington fell last year to the lowest number on record. Just 51 people died at work in 2011 &ndash; a big drop compared to 89 in 2010.</p><p>The Department of Labor and Industries is at a loss to explain why the number has fallen. They point to several areas where deaths declined. The biggest drop came among farm and forestry workers.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:08:05 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4437 at http://www.kplu.org Workplace deaths fall to record low in Washington Workplace deaths rise, after several years of drops http://www.kplu.org/post/workplace-deaths-rise-after-several-years-drops <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-953277.mp3</p><p>When you leave home for work, you probably assume you&rsquo;ll live to come back at the end of the day.&nbsp; For 86 workers, that didn&rsquo;t happen last year.</p><p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:06:40 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 823 at http://www.kplu.org Workplace deaths rise, after several years of drops