Occupational Health & Safety
Category archives for Occupational Health & Safety
US farmworkers, many of whom move from state to state following crops, will now have better access to information about the pesticides used at the farms where they work. Among other things, a new EPA rule will require employers to provide annual pesticide-hazard training to farmworkers.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Alejandro Anguiana could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Wednesday, September 16 in Waco, Texas.
Former employees at the Blue Bell ice cream plant in Texas report dangerous work conditions; federal health researchers announce new study of oil field workers; Democrats propose new labor rights legislation; and North Dakota legislators announce efforts to hold big oil companies responsible for worker deaths.
Poultry processing firm Allen Harim Foods’ slogan is “Improving the Quality of Life and Sharing Happiness.” It’s difficult for me to see how either is achieved with its mismanagement of work-related injuries and the hazards that cause them.
“The Year in US Occupational Health & Safety” recaps some of the most notable activities at the federal level to address workplace hazards.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Norberto Romero could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
DuPont has filed a litany of excuses to challenge OSHA’s findings about violations related to the November 2014 death of four employees.
Women in the trucking industry face severe sexual harassment, rape and retaliation; advocates call out chemical giant DuPont on their safety consulting business; home health care workers gain new wage protections; and Texas cities take action on living wages.