Investigative journalists with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Ohio Valley ReSource use records from 47 worker fatalities in the Bluegrass State to expose its failing worker safety agency.
55 workers have been fatally injured since 2007 after being pulled into a wood chipper. Safety sensors can be installed to reduce the hazard but too few manufacturers and employers have adopted the safer technology.
Poultry workers at Sanderson Farms in Bryan, Texas want better working conditions, including access to the bathroom when their bladders and bowels demand it.
A new paper examines the experiences of home care aides with on-the-job slips, trips, and falls. Effectively addressing the hazard might require the aide to cajole a client’s family to change their behavior.
A new book features 500 photographs by Earl Dotter that capture the dignity, pride and hazards of work.
Focus groups involving non-union casino hotel workers in Las Vegas reveal longevity at their current jobs while also experiencing conditions that negatively affect their health and safety.
For the seventh consecutive year we prepared a yearbook to recount the best journalism, peer-reviewed literature, and reports from organizations on worker health and safety topics in the U.S. The yearbook was released on Labor Day 2018.
The “Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety,” which was released on Labor Day, profiles more than a dozen victories in states and localities to advance protections for workers.
The “Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety,” which was released on Labor Day, recaps the significant federal policy changes and activities over the past 12 months that affect injury and illness protections for workers.
For the seventh consecutive year, our OHS yearbook presents our choices for the most significant policy changes, advocacy activities, journalism and research over the past 12 months.