Day laborers in Houston are key players in the clean-up and recovery worker following Hurricane Harvey. Eight weeks after the disaster, a new report describes the work they've been doing, the hazards they face, and the wages being paid.
Now available is a first-of-its kind database of U.S. worker fatality cases which were criminally prosecuted. The collection currently contains 77 cases from 17 states, and offers links to court records, investigation files, and news stories from each case.
Alexander Acosta told lawmakers that negotiations are underway to resolve industry's and labor's concerns about OSHA's silica rule. He answered questions about workplace violence and requirements for injury reporting.
The Steelworkers union is challenging the Trump administration's plan to diminish mine safety improvements and a 1969 law is on their side.
The American Public Health Association adopted 13 new policy statements. Six of them address priority topics on worker safety and environmental health.
Five individuals were honored at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting for their achievements to improve occupational health and safety.
Climate change, workplace violence, and children's health were some of the topics addressed at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.
12,000 researchers and advocates have gathered for the American Public Health Association's annual meeting. Firearms, climate change, and women's health are on the agenda.
A celebrity chef has joined Harvey Weinstein in news headlines about sexual harassment in the workplace. A work environment that tolerates sexual harassment makes workers ill. It's worker safety issue in need of much more attention.
News headlines about 9 million deaths in 2015 due to pollution were eye catching. The Lancet Commission's Report on Pollution and Health goes much deeper than point estimates. The authors argue that governments, foundations, and medical societies pay too little attention to the local and global consequences of pollution.