It may be unsettling to some that the man most responsible for overseeing coal ash regulation within the Obama administration has a track record of siding with polluters instead of the people most affected by toxic waste.
Driving a cab is one of the nation’s most dangerous occupations, with more fatalities per 100,000 workers than law enforcement or firefighting.
Despite all their hard work on the field, retired National Football League players may be facing the same health problems that plague obese men who stick to watching the game.
In a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers found that the Monday after the change to daylight saving time is marked by an increase in work-related injuries.
Truck drivers’ average life expectancy of 55-57 years is a startling statistic that Dr. John McElligott is trying to change by making physical examinations for America’s 14 million commercial drivers more accessible, even taking to the satellite radio airwaves to get his message to truckers.
State regulators are expected to vote today on a petition asking them to require porn industry performers to use condoms and to take other safety measures.
Over the past few years, Nevada has become a poster child of the problems with workplace safety oversight and regulation. During the construction boom on the Las Vegas Strip, for example, there were 12 deaths in an 18-month period, and Nevada’s workplace safety regulators were criticized for their slow, anemic response.
Construction industry sources say five workers have been killed or injured in falls since December.
A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employee was accidentally killed while working underground in Benicia, Calif., Wednesday morning, a company spokeswoman said.
Last week, area emergency and rescue crews spent nearly three hours in Hermosa Beach, Calif., trying to recover the body of a construction worker who died after falling into a hole.