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Indiana Department of Labor

DOL > Publications > 2012 INdiana Labor Insider 2012 INdiana Labor Insider

November/December 2012

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  • Letter from Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres: A Farewell from Commissioner Torres 
  • IDOL Releases 2011 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • Safety Alert: Carbon Monoxide, an Invisible Killer in the Workplace  
  • It Happened Here: Pike County
  • Mine Management Swaps Places with the Rescue Team
  • Ask Our Expert: Indiana Payroll   
  • Spotlighting Best Practices: Training to Stay Safe with First Vehicle Services 
  • Consultant's Corner: What You Need to Know When IOSHA Visits 
  • Is Your Incentive Program Promoting the Right Behavor?
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Recognizing Excellence: New INSHARP and VPP Sites

September/October 2012

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  • Letter from Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres: Partnering for Hoosier Progress 
  • IDOL Releases Preliminary Workplace Fatality Report 
  • Safety Alert: Portable Ladder Safety  
  • It Happened Here: Tippecanoe County
  • Special Government Employees Gain Insight, Help Minimize Financial Impact to IDOL
  • Ask Our Expert: Indiana VPP 
  • Are Those Payroll Deductions Legal? 
  • Spotlighting Best Practices: "Contractor Safety" 
  • Hoosier Company "SOARS" Into Worker Safety and Health 
  • Consultant's Corner: Who is A "Competent Person?"
  • Stop and Think Before You Hit Send 
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Recognizing Excellence: New INSHARP and VPP Sites

July/August 2012

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  • Letter from Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres: Advanced Planning is Key 
  • IDOL Launches Late-Night Retail Workplace Violence Website
  • Safety Alert: Tree Trimming and Care  
  • It Happened Here: St. Joseph County
  • OSHA Updates the Hazard Communication Standard to Align with the Globally Harmonized System 
  • Ask Our Expert: Work Hours 
  • PAOLI Hoosier Safety Professional Receives Award
  • Spotlighting Best Practices: "Normal Doesn't Exist" 
  • Failing to Correct Safety and Health Violations Could Mean Additional Fines
  • Indiana Right-to-Work Update 
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Recognizing Excellence: New INSHARP and VPP Sites

May/June 2012

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Newsletter contents:

  • Letter from Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres: High Velocity Business as Usual 
  • Late-Night Retail Workplace Violence Report Released
  • Safety Alert: Heat-related Illnesses  
  • It Happened Here: Bartholomew County
  • INSafe Division Receives Governor's Public Service Achievement Award 
  • Ask Our Expert: Child Labor 
  • Seatbelt Usage for Airport Baggage Handling Equipment
  • Spotlighting Best Practices: "Sharing Safety" 
  • Indiana Mine Rescue Team Competes in National Competition 
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Recognizing Excellence: New INSHARP and VPP Sites

March/April 2012

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Newsletter contents:

  • Letter from Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres: Our Indiana Coal Mines 
  • Eight Honored with Governor's Workplace Safety Award 
  • Safety Alert: Incident Scene Responders 
  • It Happened Here: Madison County
  • Ask Our Expert: Personal Protective Equipment
  • Working Safely with Nail Guns 
  • Spotlighting Best Practices: "The Sixth 'S'"
  • Indiana Department of Labor Legislative Update
  • Safety and Health Alliance Works to Prevent Worker Injuries and Fatalities from Late-Night Retail Violence 
  • Indiana Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner Honored with Safety Award 
  • OSHA Seeks Comments to Prevent Worker Injuries and Death 
  • NLRA Employer Posting Requirement Update
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Recognizing Excellence: New INSHARP and VPP Sites

January/February 2012

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Newsletter contents:

  • Letter from Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres: A Lot is Transpiring at the Indiana Department of Labor 
  • Stay Tuned: Annual IN Review to Be Released 
  • Safety Alert: Construction Emphasis Four 
  • It Happened Here: Vanderburg County
  • IOSHA Issues Safety Orders for Employee Deaths at Indiana State Fair
  • Right to Work Passes in Indiana 
  • Ask Our Expert: OSHA Outreach Training
  • IDOL Signs Alliance with Mid-America OSHA Education Center
  • Spotlighting Best Practices: "Take 5" for Safety 
  • Indiana Department of Labor Hosts Late-Night Retail Establishment Working Group
  • IDOL Renews Alliance with the Indiana Builders Association 
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Recognizing Excellence: New INSHARP and VPP Sites