Almost 80 teenagers were expected to be sent home from an eastern Illinois hospital Thursday after being accidentally sprayed with fungicide from a crop-dusting plane as they worked in corn field, officials said.
Jul 25The Huffington Post
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is opening an investigation into the circumstances of the death of a postal worker who collapsed on the job in Medford Friday, a spokesmen for the Department of Labor said Monday.
Jul 02The Atlantic
In the midst of the doctor shortage and burnout epidemic, occupational medicine is the best-kept secret in U.S. health care.
America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often suffer lost wages, no benefits and high injury rates.
Feb 25The Indian Express
Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule not only have a bad effect on them but negatively impact the work environment for their co-workers, who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, a new study has claimed.
Feb 04Springfield News-Sun
OSHA issues two very serious violation citations to a cement plant where a worker was killed.
Feb 05The Boston Globe
Romulo de Oliveira Santos’s first night on a demolition job at a Walmart in Walpole was also his last. Santos’s death is now the subject of a lawsuit that seeks to hold Walmart Stores Inc. accountable. According to MassCOSH, “[Santos] death highlights a ‘gaping hole’ in a regulatory system that sanctions contractors, but shields their corporate clients from...
Jan 25Union of Concerned Scientists
An extraordinary delay in the development of federal protections against exposure to crystalline silica is harming American workers, more than 300 public health scientists, doctors and occupational safety experts told President Obama today.
Jan 11The Boston Globe - Letter to the Editor
“Century later, issues still resonate,” (Jan. 11) highlights the parallels of “the haves and have nots” of 1912 and those of 2012. 100 years after the nation was captivated by horrific mill conditions and corporate greed, workers still come to our worker center, and others across the state, suffering from injuries that have no place in this day and age.
Sep 09The Star Tribune (St.Paul)
Anne Whitledge, who died last August from brain cancer was an emloyee of Maxim Healthcare Services, a health care giant that fired her rather than make accommodations for her disability. They must now send a letter of condolences to her survivors, along with a check for $160,000.