Texas firefighters are supposed to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance if they develop cancer. In the last seven years, 146 of 168 firefighters with cancer learned that is not the case.
In a commentary, “Women: Exposed and Silenced by Asbestos,” Linda Reinstein shares the stories of five women. All five died from mesothelioma while some defenders of asbestos insist it doesn’t cause cancer in women.
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.
Recent pieces address work requirements for food stamps, deportation of Haitians, evidence on prescription heroin, and more.
Right now, according to public health officials, about half a million U.S. kids have blood lead levels that could harm their health. However, new research finds many more children — hundreds of thousands more — are likely going unidentified.
Remembrances of President George H.W. Bush often mention his support of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Complaints about the new law went to OSHA — the supposed source of every burdensome workplace regulations.
The day after Thanksgiving, the White House made public the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. Congress has mandated that these reports be released every four years, and the Trump administration seemingly figured that doing so on the day after Thanksgiving would limit public attention.
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?