Occupational Health & Safety
Category archives for Occupational Health & Safety
Last summer, 25-year-old Roendy Granillo died of heat stroke while he installed flooring in a house in Melissa, Texas, just north of Dallas. His tragic and entirely preventable death marked a turning point in advocacy efforts to pass a rest break ordinance for local construction workers.
Hardly a day goes by lately without another story on companies like Uber and their model of classifying workers as independent contractors while treating them more like traditional employees and sidestepping traditional employer responsibilities. It’s a model that has serious implications for workers’ rights and wages. However, there’s another form of employment that may be even more damaging to hard-fought labor standards: subcontracting.
It’s been 15 years since worker safety advocates in Puerto Rico first began fighting against a proposal to dilute the qualifications associated with being a professional industrial hygienist. As part of their efforts, such advocates developed their own proposal to protect the livelihoods of those with the knowledge and experience to properly protect workers. And after years of work, they may finally cross the finish line victorious.
This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Monday, May 2 in Denver, IA
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Justin ‘J.D.’ Jorgensen could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
If you attended any Worker Memorial Day events this week, The Pump Handle invites you to share with readers some highlights from it.
DuPont’s Board of Directors were challenged by shareholders to address the firm’s defective worker safety program.
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Tim Cooper, 49, could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
“Bad math” and “slippery language” is how Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) characterized some of the testimony at this week’s congressional hearing on OSHA’s new silica regulation.