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.
Remembrances of President George H.W. Bush often mention his support of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Complaints about the new law went to OSHA — the supposed source of every burdensome workplace regulations.
I just read a super interesting study on efforts to protect public employees in Colorado from developing skin cancer.
After an investigation into the work-related death of their son was bungled by Kentucky OSHA, Pam and Mike Oakley filed a complaint with federal OSHA. They learned that shoddy investigations are not the exception, but the rule. I wonder if there are any lawmakers who care enough to do something about it?
Investigative journalists with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Ohio Valley ReSource use records from 47 worker fatalities in the Bluegrass State to expose its failing worker safety agency.
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.