Occupational Health News Roundup

The Teamsters get ready to become a 'sanctuary union'; a Florida bill would protect immigrant workers injured on the job; low-wage workers return to the streets to fight for $15; and the death of a social worker highlights the risks of occupational violence.

By | 2018-02-13T22:24:13+00:00 February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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

National Academies report “dire need” for robust occupational health surveillance system

A report released this week by the National Academies calls on federal and state agencies to establish and strengthen the systems for assembling data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and exposure to hazards. The last report of this type was published more than 30 years ago by the National Research Council.

By | 2018-01-22T20:27:29+00:00 January 10th, 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