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Workplace Safety

6 Mistakes Companies Make When It Comes to Global Workplace Safety

AJ Agrawal | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Workplace safety is an issue worldwide, with 6300 people dying daily across the globe. If you are not compliant with workplace standards, you are goin...

There's More Pain And Injury In The Meatpacking Business Than We Realize

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business

Reported injuries have decreased in the meat and poultry industry, but plant workers still face grave dangers on the job -- and there's reason to beli...

Businesses Are Not Happy About This New Rule From Obama

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

Thanks to a new rule announced by the Labor Department on Wednesday, employers operating in dangerous industries must now submit data on workplace inj...

4 Myths About Nurses

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 05.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Research has shown that when you cultivate a healthy work environment for nurses, you also improve the quality of overall health care for patients.

Workplace Fatalities on the Rise

Deborah Hersman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Hersman

Mason Scott Cox was a 19-year-old recent high school graduate with a bright future. He was eager to find work when an opportunity arose at a tree remo...

GOP: It's OK for Corporations to Kill Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If the argument is that workers' lives and lungs must be sacrificed to ensure that foundries and fracking operations and construction companies can make bigger profits, then the GOP will take the side of CEOs who value workers as trivial.

When Domestic Violence Becomes A Workplace Issue

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business

The two deaths came in quick succession, shocking the close-knit community of health care workers at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Cen...

6 Reasons You Should Invest in Health and Safety Training for Your Staff

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Credit Training employees in Health and Safety matters in the workplace has often been seen as a costly, disruption to operations and business activi...

Creating a Positive Workplace Health and Safety Culture

Kurina Baksh | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Kurina Baksh

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 prompted the development of a new trend in the realm of occupational health and safety; safety culture.

Why Safety Leadership Matters

Kurina Baksh | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Kurina Baksh

Why does safety leadership matter anyway? Well, leadership drives company culture, and company culture drives health and safety performance. Therefore, there is an inextricable link between organizational leadership and health and safety performance.

The Obama Administration Just Took A Huge Step On Worker Safety

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

After an extraordinarily long wait -- 45 years, to be exact -- the government is finally ramping up protections for workers from a carcinogen we've be...

The Safety Violations That Billion-Dollar Contractor BAE Systems Should Have to Disclose

Mary Bottari | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Mary Bottari

If you oversaw the Department of Defense, wouldn't you want to know that one of your biggest contractors had a history of serious safety violations?

Business Owners Must Give Thought to Warehouse Safety

Larry Alton | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

Business owners have a lot to worry about, but the health and safety of employees must be a top priority. Deaths and injuries on the job are not only catastrophic for those directly affected, but they also greatly harm a brand's image and tie up resources in legal battles.

The On-Demand Economy Should Be Challenged By Workers

Nikki Fortunato Bas | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Nikki Fortunato Bas

The moment has finally arrived for the people who actually do the work of moving, sharing and renting their goods through businesses like Uber and AirBnB to get some much-needed attention.

H&M Needs To Deliver On Its Worker Safety Commitments

Judy Gearhart | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Judy Gearhart

H&M has fallen behind schedule on securing life-saving safety upgrades in their Bangladeshi supplier factories. Such delays are risky for a company that saw 21 workers killed in a fire at their supplier, Garib & Garib, in 2010. H&M is the largest buyer in Bangladesh, and with great power comes great responsibility.

Mommas, Don't Let your Babies Grow Up to Play Football

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
R.F. Hemphill

The NFL runs a terribly unsafe workplace by every reasonable definition.

Nearly 5,000 U.S. Workers Died On The Job Last Year

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of workers who died on the job in the U.S. rose 2 percent last year, according to new data released by the Labor Department o...

Fight for Workplace Equity for Women: Mothers Break Their Silence

MotherWoman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
MotherWoman

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H 1769) would prohibit an employer to deny reasonable accommodations of a job applicant or employee related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions if the employee or applicant so requests, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

Why I Stood Up to Lear Corporation's CEO to Demand a Safe Workplace and Fair Wages

Letasha Irby | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Letasha Irby

Lear should be setting an example for the rest of the industry, but instead they are paying us barely enough to make ends meet. Lear can afford to treat their workers with respect. By choosing not to, Lear is forcing my family, and others like mine, to live from paycheck to paycheck.

Workers Save Lives

William Lynch III | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
William Lynch III

Labor unions, particularly those for public sector workers, have become such a popular punching bag that their membership might as well wear Everlast tags.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Has Finally Stopped Fighting The $7,000 Fine For A Worker's Death On Black Friday In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Back in 2008, a worker named Jdimytai Damour died beneath a crowd of shoppers who poured through the doors of a Long Island Walmart on B...

Dave Jamieson

'Put Mustard On It': Fast-Food Workers Say Burns Are Rampant

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald's workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing ...

Businesses Must Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Liz Shuler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Liz Shuler

We need more than just lip service to women's rights. We need tangible, concrete measures designed to address gender-based violence in the workplace. Ensuring that women have access to jobs with decent pay and safe working conditions is critical to building a just and equal society.

Dave Jamieson

Six Years Later, Walmart Still Hasn't Paid A $7,000 Fine For Black Friday Worker's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- This coming Black Friday will mark six years since a worker died beneath a throng of shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Although fede...

Dave Jamieson

Major Poultry Processor Cited For Appalling Labor Practices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's leading poultry processors exposed its line workers to painful musculoskeletal injuries and discouraged them from re...