Occupational Health News Roundup

It's time for federal lawmakers to catch up with the quickly changing relationship between employers and workers; an upcoming Supreme Court case could upend public-sector unions; New York farmworker loses court case to gain organizing rights, but vows to appeal; and the country's biggest janitorial company faces new allegations of sexual abuse in the workplace.

By | 2018-01-30T19:06:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

After years of steady progress, America’s uninsured rate begins climbing back up

Despite constant undermining from the Trump administration, nearly 8.8 million Americans got covered during the last open enrollment period on HealthCare.gov. That’s nearly as high as the previous enrollment period, and a testament to people’s desire for health coverage. Still, it seems the administration’s actions didn’t go without impact.

By | 2018-01-19T15:18:09+00:00 January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Sanitation workers in the meatpacking industry face life-threatening dangers on the job; number of OSHA inspectors down under Trump; truckers feel the pressure to work while sleep-deprived; and despite increased demand for sexual harassment training, there's little evidence it actually works.

By | 2018-01-16T09:26:30+00:00 January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Industry schooled by Appeals Court, rejects its challenge to workers safety rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled late last month to uphold an OSHA rule to protect 2.3 million workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. A three judge panel was not convinced by any of the arguments to reject the OSHA rule that were made by attorneys for the National Association of Home Builders, American Foundry Society, and other industry groups. The judges’ 60-page opinion had this bottom line: “We reject all of Industry’s challenges.”

By | 2018-01-16T14:51:45+00:00 January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

An Oklahoma rehab center funnels forced free labor into private industry; the National Labor Relations Board reconsiders Obama-era union election rules; farmworkers at risk from California's wildfire smoke; and domestic workers organize for greater labor rights in Seattle.

By | 2018-01-16T14:56:21+00:00 December 13th, 2017|0 Comments