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.
Recent pieces address the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Pruitt’s attempt to restrict EPA’s use of science, police shootings of unarmed black men, and more.
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 new law in West Virginia spurs comment on wealth disparity in the U.S.
NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has funded a randomized trial comparing moderate alcohol consumption and abstention — but most of the money for the study is from the alcohol industry. Recent revelations about early communications between scientists and beverage companies make it harder to have full confidence in the study’s eventual findings.
This year’s County Health Rankings elevate the intrinsic connections between health and opportunity, underscoring the considerable inequities that put certain communities at greater risk of poor health and disease.
The CEO of an investment company with coal mine holdings has ludicrous ideas about worker safety. He thinks coal miners should rely on their natural instincts to be safe. He says emergency breathing equipment, rescue chambers, and proximity detectors are a waste of money.
U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter has died at age 88, after three decades of fighting for women’s rights and public health in Congress.
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.