Occupational Health & Safety
Category archives for Occupational Health & Safety
The Hesperian Foundation’s new publication “Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety” offers practical information for workers to identify hazards and use collective action to improve their environment at work.
My neighborhood’s mail carrier is now responsible for delivering packages from Amazon. Did the USPS deal-makers consider how these new demands on postal workers increase their risk of suffering an injury or other adverse health consequences?
Manufacturing workers in the border city of Ciudad Juárez organize for better working conditions; a stretched OSHA struggles to ensure safe workplaces in Houston; Fight for $15 makes it to the U.S. Capitol; and OSHA investigates the death of a FedEx worker in Memphis.
A business consulting firm submitted comments to OSHA on the agency’s proposed beryllium rule. The firm calls out OSHA for offering way too many regulatory alternatives. It suggest OSHA return to its past practice of proposing a particular approach (or two) and justifying it.
This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Wednesday, October 28 in Decatur, AL.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Davide Nascimento could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
The anti-poverty group Oxfam America is urging consumers to tell the nation’s top poultry companies to improve conditions for poultry workers. Today the group released the report “Lives on the Line: the Human Cost of Cheap Chicken.”
When Mirella Nava began her new job at Rock Wool Manufacturing Company in Houston, Texas, she had no intentions of becoming an advocate for worker safety. But when she witnessed how fellow workers were being treated and the dangerous work conditions they faced on a daily basis, she felt compelled to speak up.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Jeffrey Shannon could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.