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Workplace Safety

Republicans Are Using An Arcane Tool To Handcuff Federal Agencies

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― While President Donald Trump distracts the public with his angry tweets, Republicans in Congress have been busy undoing federal regulat...

Renovation Boom Revives A Deadly Demon For Massachusetts Workers

Beth Daley | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Beth Daley

By Beth Daley, Martha Bebinger and Colby Burdick This story was produced in collaboration with WBUR Public Radio and The Eye. Demolition worker Henry ...

Trump's Labor Pick Should Know Workplace Safety Laws. His Company's Been Fined For Breaking Them.

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics

In July 2013, a manager at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in California told an employee to mop the floors using extremely hot water. The worker had to fil...

This Labor Day - Make Safety a Priority in Your Workplace

Deborah Hersman | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Deborah Hersman

Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the prosperity of our country. But you probably don't think about workplace safety much. Most of us show up to work each day and we take it for granted that we will return home safely.

New Rule From Obama Will Punish Contractors Who Cheat Or Endanger Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics

With its time in the White House winding down, the Obama administration plans to add yet another executive order to its list on Wednesday ― one that...

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 03.17.2017 | 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 10.30.2016 | 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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.06.2016 | 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 09.22.2016 | 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.