Occupational Health News Roundup

Federal contractors receive billions in public funds despite wage violations; Alabama's auto industry putting workers' lives in danger; OSHA delays life-saving silica standard; and Maryland and Nevada legislators approve paid sick leave measures.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:45+00:00 April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

California farmworkers living in fear of deportation; Ontario health care workers call on officials to address violence in the workplace; West Virginia legislators consider dramatic loosening of mine safety standards; and thousands of workers get ready to strike on May 1.

By | 2018-01-22T20:26:06+00:00 March 21st, 2017|1 Comment

Occupational Health News Roundup

Former head of the federal Wage and Hour Division talks about efforts under Obama, challenges under Trump; news releases on OSHA enforcement actions disappear from its website; Texas lawmakers propose bills to improve farmworker housing conditions; and congressional Republicans vote to roll back OSHA reporting rules.

By | 2018-01-16T14:56:52+00:00 March 8th, 2017|1 Comment

Study: Seven-fold increase in antibiotic-resistant infection among children

Most news on the dangers of antibiotic-resistant infections focus on adults. But children are very much at risk too. In fact, a recent study found that U.S. children have experienced a 700 percent surge in infections caused by particular bacteria that’s both resistant to multiple antibiotics and responsible for growing numbers of serious bacterial infections in kids.

By | 2018-01-14T16:39:14+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

The New York Times interviews current, former workers at restaurants run by Trump's labor secretary nominee; Kentucky lawmakers move to weaken unions; Maryland county votes to raise the minimum wage to $15; and Houston's new police chief calls for better mental health services for police officers.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:45+00:00 January 17th, 2017|1 Comment

Occupational Health News Roundup

If the ACA is repealed, miners could lose out on critical compensation for workplace illness; New York farm owner indicted in death of teen worker; possible contender for U.S. labor secretary opposes minimum wage hike; and in good news, Ikea expands paid parental leave for its U.S. workers.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:45+00:00 December 6th, 2016|1 Comment

Occupational Health News Roundup

Advocates sound off on whether worker safety will survive under Trump; an intimate interview with a waitress highlights inconsistent income and sexual harassment; a court blocks Obama's overtime rule from taking effect; and United Food and Commercial Workers pushes for health and safety training for California's marijuana workers.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:46+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments