“Paradise” for some Texas poultry workers is being defined as permission to pee when necessary. It’s been achieved, at least for the moment.
The nationwide financial squeeze on federal employees, contractors, and the businesses that depend on them may be the most visible harm from the ongoing partial government shutdown, but we should also be aware of damage to science. The shutdown has furloughed federal scientists, stalled data collection, weakened scientific meetings, left current and potential collaborators hanging, […]
Live streaming of the Deepwater Horizon’s failed blowout preventer (BOP) captured our attention in 2011. Rules were put in place in 2016 to guard against a similar disaster, but the White House is on the verge of rolling them back.
DOI has rolled out another strategy for reducing public access to information it considers unfavorable: making it harder to get information via Freedom of Information Act requests.
Texas firefighters are supposed to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance if they develop cancer. In the last seven years, 146 of 168 firefighters with cancer learned that is not the case.
In a commentary, “Women: Exposed and Silenced by Asbestos,” Linda Reinstein shares the stories of five women. All five died from mesothelioma while some defenders of asbestos insist it doesn’t cause cancer in women.
A recent poll revealed 80 percent opposition to a Trump administration proposal to allow 16- and 17-year old workers to use power-driven hoisting equipment to move patients in nursing facilities. The risk of injury to patients and to the young workers should be sufficient for the Labor Department to ditch this bad idea.
Recent pieces address work requirements for food stamps, deportation of Haitians, evidence on prescription heroin, and more.
Right now, according to public health officials, about half a million U.S. kids have blood lead levels that could harm their health. However, new research finds many more children — hundreds of thousands more — are likely going unidentified.