Sixteen-year-olds on the job for more than nine hours straight, and sometimes over 48 hours in a week. Minors operating forklifts and motor vehicles or handling alcoholic beverages. Teenagers working late without adult supervision.
Those are some of the charges that have resulted in the state’s levying child-labor law fines against more than 100 companies, including national chains such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway.
WASHINGTON -- The staggering death toll continues to rise -- not in Boston, but in the small town of West, Texas.
Buried by the extraordinary developments in the marathon bombing case, the confirmed deaths of at least 14 people and the injuries of 200 more have been all but lost in the breaking terrorism news. But about 1,800 miles from Boston, rescuers and investigators are sorting through the wreckage of the devastating industrial disaster.
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.
Springfield News-Sun - Feb. 4, 2013
OSHA issues two very serious violation citations to a cement plant where a worker was killed.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
5:30pm - 7:30pm
WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston
On May 4, Charley Richardson, a tireless, dedicated labor activist and former MassCOSH board member, passed away. Charley had been active in the labor movement and the movement to create safe jobs and clean environments for over thirty years.
Vigil & Picket
For over 300 Bangladeshi workers killed in the April 25th Rana factory collapse
Saturday, May 4, 4:00 pm, The Gap, Harvard Square
Alfred Cabiya, 56, was working for Trico Welding setting up temporary office trailers when he and two of his co-workers became pinned between the massive objects. One worker was able to free himself on his own, another required the use of a crane to become dislodged, but Cabiya was killed.
Letitia ‘Tish’ Davis is kind of a big deal. Few others can say they founded the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Occupational Surveillance Program, serving as its sole director since its inception in 1986.