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Another 6 Oregonians died in combat.
The Labor Press asked Oregon OSHA staff to identify some of the most common ergonomic hazards they find.
In 2010, 17 Oregon workers and 86 Washington workers were killed on the job according to state agencies.
Fishers, loggers, and airplane pilots have the most dangerous jobs, while construction and transportation and warehousing had the most deaths overall.
OSHA will hold off asking employers to record musculoskeletal disorders like carpal tunnel on a form they already fill out.
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has laid off 10 employees so far this year, including longtime labor liaison David Sparks.
Nine years since a Republican Congress axed ergonomic regs, Ds show no appetite to reinstate them.
Driving a bus might not be top of the list when most people think of hazardous occupations. Bus drivers aren’t rushing into burning buildings or handling downed electric wires. But it turns out driving a