Despite the enormity of the disaster, the media seem to have forgotten the Gulf Oil Spill. That’s a shame, because, on Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported that 324 people, 241 of them who were involved in the oil spill cleanup itself or offshore work, have reported illnesses related to oil or dispersants used during the cleanup effort in the Gulf.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., on Wednesday introduced the “Safe Dispersants Act,” legislation that would affect Nalco Company, manufacturer of Corexit dispersants used to break up oil in the Gulf of Mexico spill.
US Senate Democrats took a different approach than their counterparts in the House and included provisions responding to the Gulf of Mexico well blowout, rig explosion, and crude oil spill in a larger energy bill on July 27.
U.S. Sens. Jay Rockfeller and Carte Goodwin, both D-W.Va., Thursday introduced legislation aimed at making coal mines safer in the United States.
Eight- or nine-figure settlements of gender discrimination class action lawsuits regularly make news. It seems like discrimination this pervasive – essentially, discrimination as corporate policy – should be a relic of the Mad Men past. To the contrary, in countless companies and even entire industries, discrimination against women is business as usual.
Officials suspect five California workers have died from heat related causes—such as heat stroke—since the beginning of the summer. This comes as regulators are issuing lower fines for employers that violate heat regulations.
Sue Crump braced as the chemo drugs dripped into her body. She knew treatment would be rough. She had seen its signature countless times in the ravaged bodies and hopeful faces of cancer patients in hospitals where she had spent 23 years mixing chemo as a pharmacist.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is directing more focus to job site enforcement as involvement wanes in a voluntary program meant to avoid injuries and infractions.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to levy a $420,000 fine for alleged workplace safety violations at the White River Junction, Vt., facility.
One man was killed and three others were sickened by a mixture of pungent and toxic gases this afternoon while working in a deep, narrow shaft at the Sewickley sewage treatment plant.