A report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health examines the relationship between opioid overdose deaths and the work-related injury rates in the victims’ occupation and industry groups.
Recent pieces address the EPA’s sudden hostility to pesticide science, low-income parents’ struggle to get enough diapers, testing an infectious disease early-warning system at the hajj, and more.
Hurricane Harvey recovery workers report rampant wage theft; appeals court rules the Trump administration must stop delaying a chemical plant safety rule; New York City approves new measures to address ride-sharing wages; and San Antonio becomes the second Texas city to pass a sick leave ordinance.
An EPA official says she was “completely confused” by press accounts that her office was easing rules on asbestos. She shouldn’t be. The proposal is called “significant new uses for asbestos.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals orders EPA to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos because the evidence shows that it’s harmful.
The agenda for the Immigrant Worker Center’s recent leadership training session in Boston was straight-forward enough — a presentation on the economy and public policy. Then, a woman from El Salvador began to cry.
Another day, another study on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Actually, this time, it’s three more studies.
Eighty percent of large employers have worksite wellness programs to address obesity and physical inactivity. How well do these activities align with the needs of the low income workers in these firms?
Earlier this summer, Boston residents began cashing in new coupons at local auto shops and beauty salons that go the extra mile to reduce dangerous chemical exposures in the workplace.
Need evidence that there’s justice in this world? “I have mad respect for my teachers now,” says Josiah Ramirez, 15, of Boston. Having been trained in worker safety and health so they can teach their classmates, Ramirez and his fellow participants in a Massachusetts teen leadership and advocacy program now know what it’s like to keep teenagers engaged in a classroom.