Eleven workers employed in the mining industry have suffered fatal injuries this year. Five of the fatalities occurred at stone and sand quarries, including three in Texas.
Under Texas law, if a firefighter develops cancer it is presumed to be work-related. The City of Baytown doesn’t think the law applies to them and has filed a lawsuit to challenge a 22-year veteran firefighter’s claim for workers’ compensation.
Houston firefighters don’t think their city is doing enough to protect them from carcinogens they encounter on the job. A newly authorized national firefighter cancer registry could be a place for firefighters to record data on protections provided (or not) by their municipalities.
For years the coal industry has been sowing doubt about an air sampling device that is mandated in a regulation to address black lung disease. Last week a National Academies’ panel put to rest industry assertions about the accuracy of the device.
Beginning on Labor Day 2012, we have published a yearbook on U.S. occupational health and safety. Here are the links to each year’s report: The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety, Fall 2017 to Summer 2018 (published Labor Day 2018) The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety, Fall 2016 to Summer 2017 (published Labor Day […]
An Ohio meatpacking company was subject this month to both an immigration raid and $209,000 in OSHA citations. Both are the consequence of an employer preying on workers.
A new paper by three occupational medicine physicians digs into the topic of on-site workplace clinics and describe situations that can lead to medical mismanagement of work-related injuries.
The public health community is mourning the death of Andy Igrejas, 47 who was the national campaign director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is sending a dangerous message that asbestos can be used safely.