An investigation by GAO of the meatpacking and poultry industry validates concerns raised by workers about fear of losing their jobs if they report safety problems, and being denied access to the bathroom and proper medical care for injuries.
Firefighters report they are more concerned about getting cancer from their job than about the other health dangers they face.
Local efforts help California nail salons create healthier working conditions; California court ruling a win for farm workers and labor unions; Milwaukee institutes new safety measures after a city employee is shot and killed; and flight attendants chronicle sexual harassment in the skies.
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.
The Steelworkers union is challenging the Trump administration's plan to diminish mine safety improvements and a 1969 law is on their side.
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.
Pres. Trump’s nominee to head the nation's mine safety agency testified today at a Senate confirmation hearing. David Zatezalo answered questions about an epidemic of lung disease among coal miners and the adequacy of MSHA's inspection force.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced this week that he cannot support President Trump’s nominee to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Will Manchin be able to convince any Republican colleagues that Trump's pick is not right for the job?
The Trump administration's deregulatory zeal has infiltrated the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Trump's appointee is insisting that a safety examination performed while miners are working is as protective as one performed before miners begin their work.
Typically, we like to end the annual “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety” on an uplifting note. But this time around — to be honest — that was a hard sell.