A recent poll revealed 80 percent opposition to a Trump administration proposal to allow 16- and 17-year old workers to use power-driven hoisting equipment to move patients in nursing facilities. The risk of injury to patients and to the young workers should be sufficient for the Labor Department to ditch this bad idea.
I just read a super interesting study on efforts to protect public employees in Colorado from developing skin cancer.
After an investigation into the work-related death of their son was bungled by Kentucky OSHA, Pam and Mike Oakley filed a complaint with federal OSHA. They learned that shoddy investigations are not the exception, but the rule. I wonder if there are any lawmakers who care enough to do something about it?
Investigative journalists with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Ohio Valley ReSource use records from 47 worker fatalities in the Bluegrass State to expose its failing worker safety agency.
55 workers have been fatally injured since 2007 after being pulled into a wood chipper. Safety sensors can be installed to reduce the hazard but too few manufacturers and employers have adopted the safer technology.
Poultry workers at Sanderson Farms in Bryan, Texas want better working conditions, including access to the bathroom when their bladders and bowels demand it.
A new paper examines the experiences of home care aides with on-the-job slips, trips, and falls. Effectively addressing the hazard might require the aide to cajole a client’s family to change their behavior.
A new book features 500 photographs by Earl Dotter that capture the dignity, pride and hazards of work.
Focus groups involving non-union casino hotel workers in Las Vegas reveal longevity at their current jobs while also experiencing conditions that negatively affect their health and safety.
For the seventh consecutive year we prepared a yearbook to recount the best journalism, peer-reviewed literature, and reports from organizations on worker health and safety topics in the U.S. The yearbook was released on Labor Day 2018.