The CEO of an investment company with coal mine holdings has ludicrous ideas about worker safety. He thinks coal miners should rely on their natural instincts to be safe. He says emergency breathing equipment, rescue chambers, and proximity detectors are a waste of money.
A survey of cannabis workers in Colorado reflects a growing interest by occupational health professionals to research and publicize worker safety for the rapidly growing industry.
The newspaper headline was “Streator teen killed in workplace accident." But the details of what happened to Hunter Wolfe, 17, tells me his death was anything but “an accident.”
The Labor Department's mine safety chief has a warning for mine operators who don't pay their monetary penalties: We'll shut you down until you pay, and you'll have to pay your workers while your closed.
A 2014 study on teen worker safety introduced me to the term "occupational health literacy." It's a concept that deserves attention.
Business group testifies: “Congress, we want OSHA regulations and don’t cut funds for training grants
The Tree Care Industry Association has a refreshing message for Congress: OSHA is not our enemy. They want an OSHA regulation for their industry and think OSHA grants for safety training should be preserved.
A new study finds that a $1 increase in the minimum wage translates to a six-hour reduction in absenteeism per worker per year. Better wages mean better health.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' answer to the shooting massacre at the Florida high school is to study "mental health and criminality." Not only is it the wrong topic, it's just an excuse not to act.
NPR's Howard Berkes reports today on more than 400 new cases of severe black lung disease in U.S. coal miners. CDC says it understates the problem--the cases are only from one region of coal country.
Linda Reinstein refuses to give up in the fight for a U.S. ban on asbestos. She delivered 11,000 petitions to Congress and listened to EPA administrator Pruitt testify about an industry that continues to import asbestos.