Scott Pruitt announced is plan to repeal regulations designed to prevent chemical releases and explosions. Fire fighters support those rules, but Pruitt swears allegiance to the chemical industry not to local emergency responders.
Nashville’s housing boom brings new high in construction worker deaths; EPA drops chemical safety rules proposed after the West, Texas, fertilizer explosion; new research identifies nearly 5,000 cases of severe black lung disease; and Tesla reports missing worker injuries after journalists expose unsafe working conditions at its California plant.
For the first time since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, the number of uninsured in America is on its way back up.
A fraction of coal miners who develop black lung disease will receive lung transplants. The treatment costs for this work-related disease should be borne by coal mine operators, but taxpayers through Medicare, are picking up the tab.
A week before Mother’s Day, providers, advocates, and mothers gathered on the National Mall to call for policy and practice changes to reduce the US’s shameful maternal mortality statistics.
A new study finds that with the right patient engagement tools, clinicians can increase HPV immunization rates among teens.
Trump’s Labor Department is considering a plan to rollback rules that prohibit teenagers from doing certain hazardous tasks at their jobs.
Recent pieces address how a pharmaceutical company pushed risky pain drugs, FEMA’s failures in Puerto Rico, what cuts to food stamps mean for rural communities, and more.
A new federal farm bill would likely result in millions of Americans losing food assistance, with more than half of those losses among families with children. Many of the losses would be the result of new work requirements, despite growing evidence that such requirements do little to help people and families climb out of poverty.
A 90 year old monument to workplace safety made its way into a Worker Memorial Day commemoration in Houston.