The second annual report on US worker health and safety offers a review of activities and new policies at the federal scene, and a recap on the best reporting about it by the nation's journalists.
The US Chemical Safety Board has been criticized for not doing more to press recipients of its recommendations to implement them. At a public meeting later this month, the Board will consider classifying OSHA's response to several recommendations as "Open-Unacceptable."
The federal, State and local authorities investigating the West Fertilizer plant disaster each have different responsibilities and expertise. The ATF is acting like its task is the only one that matters.
Now that the Presidential election is over, it's time for the Labor Department to kick into high gear expand workers' rights and ensuring workers' lives and health are protected. Here's my wish list of tasks for the Labor Department to accomplish in the next 6 months:
Earlier this month, Labor Secretary Solis proposed [...]