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States and localities take on poor working conditions, safety hazards

In the final section of our new report “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety,” we end on a high note. We profile a number of new laws at the state and local levels to improve working conditions for Americans and protect them from serious health and safety hazards.

Massachusetts’ Temporary Workers’ Right to Know Act, just passed by the state’s legislature, aims to end the all-too-common exploitation of temporary workers.

by Elizabeth Grossman The news of increased hiring in the January jobs report has been greeted as a sign that the US might finally be emerging from the Great Recession. But a look at the kind of hiring that’s been on the rise over the past few years raises important questions about the changing nature…