Occupational Health News Roundup

Age bias a challenge to prove in the workplace; coal miner deaths up over last year; workers protest after the death of a California farmworker; and the United Auto Workers looks forward after union defeat at Nissan plant in Mississippi.

By | 2018-01-22T20:26:05+00:00 August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Uber's new insurance plan won't do much to protect its injured workers; investigation finds 1,000 additional black lung cases in Appalachia; Washington state welcomes a new paid family leave law; and St. Louis workers face a pay cut after state legislators overturn the city's minimum wage hike.

By | 2018-01-22T21:08:44+00:00 July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

California work fatalities and injuries on the rise while millions of dollars of enforcement resources are “left sitting on the table”

Dozens of safety inspector positions in California are vacant while workplace fatalities and injuries in the state are on the rise. Cal/OSHA has had an average of 34 vacant field enforcement positions a month since July 2015, which means that more than $10 million in state-authorized funding was left unused.

By | 2018-01-22T20:29:31+00:00 July 11th, 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

Obama-era labor veterans worry about the future of worker protections; a draft Trump executive order would allow employers to discriminate based on their religious beliefs; coal miner rulings offer a look at the legal philosophy of Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and Iowa Republicans move to gut union rights.

By | 2018-01-16T10:00:21+00:00 February 7th, 2017|0 Comments