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Protecting Our Nation's Workers: Ergonomics Outside the Office

Stephen Bosse | Posted 12.21.2013 | Small Business
Stephen Bosse

Whether it's ergonomic trainings, midday yoga classes, or simply the proper tools, our nation's manufacturing, agriculture, and construction industries can benefit substantially by instituting these policies. A healthy workspace shouldn't be constrained to the office any longer.

Dave Jamieson

Feeling Safe? Most Workplace Inspections To Cease In Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress fails to fund the federal government to avert a shutdown, most investigations into workplace safety and discrimination will ...

5 Reasons Not To Report Sexual Harassment, According To The Guardian

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.26.2013 | Women

Apparently, women are partially to blame for any sexual harassment they might experience in the workplace -- and therefore ought not to report it. ...

A Labor Day Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Let's use Labor Day 2013 as an opportunity to reflect on the men and women whose heads, hearts and hands have made ours the strongest economy the world has ever known.

Dave Jamieson

How The White House 'Came To Its Senses' On Worker Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a long delay at the White House and heavy pressure from public health groups, the Labor Department proposed a new regulation on Fr...

Dave Jamieson

Crisis At Apple's Factory Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The industry-backed nonprofit group that monitors plants for Apple, Nestle and other major brands has run into financial trouble, having...

Day One

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

For 100 years, the Labor Department has been central to safeguarding and expanding the American dream for working families. As the first secretary of the department's second century, I will focus every day on creating more opportunity for more people.

Safely Impacting Your Bottom Line: Your Company's Position in Its Safety Evolution

Bill Whitmore | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Bill Whitmore

A strong safety culture is imperative for all businesses in all industries, from office buildings to manufacturing and beyond, as no one is immune to accidents and illness.

Bangladesh Garment Sales SOAR

Reuters | Ruma Paul | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's exports rose 16.3 percent in June to $2.7 billion on the year, boosted by stronger clothing sales, an export body said ...

Sleep Well for a Safe Workplace

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

A recent summary of the effects of even short term sleep deprivation on cognition reveals that a lack of sleep hinders most of our thought processes. High profile incidents provide examples of how a lack of sleep can create unsafe work environments.

Dave Jamieson

A Huge Win For Miners Who Take On Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a ruling that could have wide implications for coal miners, a federal judge has rebuked a coal company for trying to sue a Kentucky m...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Pay A Steep Price For Your Cheap Chicken

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A recent government study of workers at a poultry plant in South Carolina determined that four out of 10 showed signs of the painful han...

Dave Jamieson

Dem Rips Gap, Walmart For Dodging Factory Safety Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. congressman who visited garment factories in Bangladesh earlier this week had harsh words for the U.S. clothing brands that have ...

Emran Hossain

Bangladesh Building Collapse Search Ends With Hundreds Still Missing

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of garment workers missing since last month's collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh demonstrated at the sit...

Rick Perry's Believe It or Not!: What Texas Could Learn From Bangladesh

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unlike Bangladesh, Texas is already extremely wealthy and can afford to adopt a more balanced and humanitarian approach to economic growth. Instead, the former seems to be modernizing while Governor Perry pushes his state towards an unreasonably purist form of capitalism.

Emran Hossain

Hundreds Of Bangladesh Garment Factories Shut Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Following worker protests and a decision by the Bangladeshi government to reevaluate the minimum wage, the lone national association of garment manufa...

Emran Hossain

Nobel Laureate's 'Begging' Solution For Bangladesh Disasters

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

Following the death of more than 1,100 workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse, government and business leaders are struggling to address the comp...

Dave Jamieson

H&M Makes Big Move On Factory Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Fast-fashion retailer H&M has agreed to sign onto a binding accord to improve working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, a move that labor ad...

The Most Heartbreaking Photo From Bangladesh Building Collapse

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

A photo taken among the devastation of a collapsed Bangladesh garment factory has brought the deaths of at least 800 victims into sharp focus. The...

Dave Jamieson

Deadly Flaws In Safety Inspection Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business

Major clothing brands like to say they have a system in place to avoid doing business with overseas suppliers that mistreat their workers: The corpora...

DEATH TOLL TOPS 500

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

* Engineer had said building was unsafe day before accident * Death toll climbs to 501, scores still missing * Canada's ...

Dave Jamieson

Retailers' Pledges On Garment Worker Safety Ring Hollow

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

The climbing death toll in the wake of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh has put increasing pressure on Western retailers to commit themselves...

Make Workplaces Safer With Immigration Reform

Jorge Ramirez | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago
Jorge Ramirez

One positive side effect of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform would be an increase in workplace safety and a reduction in the staggering number of fatalities and injuries suffered by workers on the job in the United States.

Emran Hossain

Thousands Still May Be Missing In Bangladesh Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of workers still missing in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building say the true number of dead is far greater than the offi...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Call For Probe Of Texas Plant Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two weeks after a massive explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant took at least 15 lives and destroyed entire neighborhoods,...