Investigation finds serious worker safety problems and under-reporting of injuries at Tesla; advocates fight for stronger laws to protect waste collection workers; farm workers take to the streets to protest Trump’s immigration policies; and JetBlue flight attendants vote to unionize.
The Trump Administration’s April 2018 may turn out to be one of the worst for its rollback of worker safety protections.
Maryland’s appropriations committee gave the State’s OSHA program a chance to admit it doesn’t have the resources needed to do its job. The agency missed the softball questions.
Witness for Peace Southeast launched their annual Holy Week pilgrimage through North Carolina to draw attention to social injustices. Their Palm Sunday stop was a gathering with poultry workers in Morganton, NC.
Under orders from Governor Jerry Brown’s Department of Finance, Cal/OSHA has begun cutting field enforcement inspector positions, reversing years of public and legislative efforts to bring California’s workplace safety agency up to the level of personnel and resources enjoyed by Federal and neighboring states’ OSHA agencies.
A survey of cannabis workers in Colorado reflects a growing interest by occupational health professionals to research and publicize worker safety for the rapidly growing industry.
The newspaper headline was “Streator teen killed in workplace accident.” But the details of what happened to Hunter Wolfe, 17, tells me his death was anything but “an accident.”
The Labor Department’s mine safety chief has a warning for mine operators who don’t pay their monetary penalties: We’ll shut you down until you pay, and you’ll have to pay your workers while your closed.
A 2014 study on teen worker safety introduced me to the term “occupational health literacy.” It’s a concept that deserves attention.