Occupational Health News Roundup

The Center for Public Integrity investigates working conditions inside the nation's oil refineries; mine safety advocates worry about changes under a Trump administration; garment workers in Bangladesh continue to face abusive conditions; and workers chronicle sexual harassment and retaliation within the National Park Service.

By | 2018-01-22T20:29:36+00:00 December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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If the ACA is repealed, miners could lose out on critical compensation for workplace illness; New York farm owner indicted in death of teen worker; possible contender for U.S. labor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

Hispanic hotel workers in Las Vegas are becoming a powerful political force; families of miners who died from black lung disease sue Johns Hopkins Hospital; Milwaukee officials approve a living wage ordinance for county workers; and women in France and Iceland walk off the job to protest the gender wage gap.

By | 2018-01-16T10:00:26+00:00 November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Reporters investigate the man whose research is used to deny veterans' claims about Agent Orange exposure; former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship goes back to court to appeal his conviction; voters in five states will cast ballots on raising the minimum wage; and OSHA's new worker retaliation rules are delayed.

By | 2018-01-22T20:26:07+00:00 October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Denver Post reporters investigate the lives and deaths of Colorado's oil and gas workers; employees from Donald Trump's California golf club say he only wanted to hire "pretty" women; cobalt mining in Congo comes with dangerous risks for adult and child workers; and Harvard's dining staff goes on strike for living wages.

By | 2018-01-22T20:29:38+00:00 October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

NIOSH’s metal/nonmetal miner health effort seeks new data sources, collaborators

Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, with more than 600 workers dying in fatal workplace incidents between 2004 and the beginning of July. And many more miners die long after they’ve left the mines from occupational illnesses such as black lung disease, while others live with the debilitating aftermath of workplace injuries. Today, researchers know a great deal about the health risks miners face on the job, but some pretty big gaps remain.

By | 2018-01-22T20:29:41+00:00 July 12th, 2016|0 Comments