WA: L&I Completes Inspection of State Petroleum Refineries, Cites BP Cherry Point for 13 Safety Violations

TUMWATER, WA – The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) today announced it has cited the petroleum refinery BP Cherry Point for 13 serious safety violations discovered during an inspection that began in November. The citations carry a combined fine of $69,200. BP Cherry Point, near Blaine...

WA: L&I Urges Workplace Safety for Teens as Summer Hiring Season Nears

TUMWATER – On average, 79 young workers are injured every working day in Washington state – or, about three every hour. Statistics like these from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) are reminders that teens, parents and employers all need to focus on providing safe workplaces...

How Washington State Is Beating the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Washington State Combines Preferred Drug List and Volume Buying By John Stahl, Esq. Like the weather, increasingly high costs of the deluge of prescription drugs prompt complaints by everyone who provides workers’ compensation coverage and benefits. A November 16, 2011 session at the...