A few recent pieces worth a look
Pilgrim's Pride is the world's second largest poultry producer. The firm's repeat violations of chemical process safety management should earn them OSHA's severe violator label.
Throughout a meeting in which it criticized OSHA action on several workplace hazards, the Chemical Safety Board was careful to acknowledge the progress OSHA had made in addressing the hazards, the factors that impede effective OSHA action, and the preventability of explosions and other chemical incidents that kill workers and leave families and communities devastated.
With immigration at the forefront of national debate, Jim Stimpson decided it was time to do a little more digging.
Members of Houston's City Council held a public hearing this week to discuss a proposed ordinance to beef up sanctions against companies who don't pay employees their lawfully owed wages. Penalties will include a prohibition from getting city contracts, permits and licenses.
On July 15 and 16, about two dozen farmworkers paid [...]
A refund check from my health insurance provider is another sign that Obamacare is working for healthcare consumers.
A Massachusetts farmworker and California postal worker collapsed while working and died; Manhattan McDonald's workers and Chicago Dunkin' Donuts workers walked off the job to protest excessive heat. The Senate confirms Obama's nominees for Secretary of Labor and EPA Administrator, while advocates call on those two agencies to do more to protect healthcare workers and farmworkers.
Sequestration claims another public health program: The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance program
When I asked Teresa Schnorr why we should be worried about the loss of a little-known occupational health data gathering program, she quoted a popular saying in the field of surveillance: "What gets counted, gets done."
by Anthony Robbins, MD, MPA The current issue of Mother [...]