In 2008 The Spence Association for Employee Rights (S.A.F.E.R.) was founded. S.A.F.E.R.’s mission is to protect and represent workers and the workforce by improving workplace safety and obtaining justice for injured workers. S.A.F.E.R. works with citizens and legislators in identifying and solving problems affecting injured workers. S.A.F.E.R. will strive to achieve this mission through education, legislation, and zealous representation.
This March North Dakota became the No. 5 most dangerous state in the nation for workers. With the increase of activity in the oil and construction industries, comes an increase in workplace injuries and fatalities. In 2010 North Dakota was 1 out of 28 states to see an increase in fatal workplace injuries. Due in large part to its natural resources, North Dakota is becoming an unacceptably dangerous place for workers.
There is a profound need for improving workplace safety in dangerous industries, and to make sure that if an employee is injured, he or she will quickly and efficiently receive the necessary medical and lost wage benefits guaranteed under North Dakota Workers’ Compensation law.
Mark Aronowitz, a Spence Law Firm associate, directs S.A.F.E.R. and has drafted legislation to improve the Workers’ Compensation laws. S.A.F.E.R. continues to monitor these developments and fight for enhanced worker safety laws. For more information, contact us at 800-967-2117.