Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH

of George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services

www.DefendingScience.org

Not an “accident”: Jason Nolte, 31, suffers fatal work-related injury at Aurora, Colorado company

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on June 21 at a window manufacturer in Aurora, Colorado.

Assistant fatally burned in UCLA professor’s lab, not an obstacle in receiving NIH grants

A UCLA chemistry professor’s website announces his lab’s award of an NIH grant. I wonder if we’ll also see an announcement explaining the settlement of the criminal charges against him for the work-related death of Sheri Sangji?

“Decide to be safe” is not an answer to workplace hazards

Workplace safety slogans, speeches and programs are misdirected when they point fingers to blame workers.

“He gave us the truth of what happened to our loved ones”

Investigator Jim Beck got to the bottom of what happened at the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster. He died last week from cancer.

Not an “accident”: Chris Williamson suffers fatal work-related injury in Florence, Alabama

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on June 4 on an electrical pole in Florence, Alabama.

The fiction of OSHA’s agenda for new worker safety rules

Milestones set, milestones missed. The fiction of OSHA’s regulatory agenda for new worker safety protections.

Not an “accident”: Juan Carlos Reyes suffers fatal work-related injury in Harlingen, Texas

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on May 24 at a hotel construction site in Texas.

White House is the reason children are still working in US tobacco fields

A Human Rights Watch report on children working in US tobacco fields resurrects Obama Administration decisions to abandon a Labor Department regulation to protect youngsters working in agriculture.

Not an “accident”: Ricardo Ramos suffers fatal work-related injury at Zeeland, Michigan plant

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on May 10 at a meat processing plant in Michigan.

BLS estimate of work-related amputations grossly understates magnitude of the problem

Yet another study that calculates the extent to which BLS’ data on work-related injuries understates the incidence.