It’s Lung Cancer Awareness month and Texas Oncology fumbled its prevention message by failing to mention the pollutants that cause many cases of lung cancer.
New research tells us that occupational medicine physicians need and want information to better care for a particular category of diabetic patients: those who work night or rotating shifts.
55 workers have been fatally injured since 2007 after being pulled into a wood chipper. Safety sensors can be installed to reduce the hazard but too few manufacturers and employers have adopted the safer technology.
The New York Times reports this week on the experiences of pregnant employees of XPO Logistics in Memphis. Their doctors recommended no heavy lifting, but the women’s managers refused to accommodate their request. They suffered miscarriages.
I’ve often thought of journalist Ken Ward, Jr. as a genius. Now it is official.
Poultry workers at Sanderson Farms in Bryan, Texas want better working conditions, including access to the bathroom when their bladders and bowels demand it.
A new paper examines the experiences of home care aides with on-the-job slips, trips, and falls. Effectively addressing the hazard might require the aide to cajole a client’s family to change their behavior.
A new book features 500 photographs by Earl Dotter that capture the dignity, pride and hazards of work.
Focus groups involving non-union casino hotel workers in Las Vegas reveal longevity at their current jobs while also experiencing conditions that negatively affect their health and safety.