Big oil company executives are developing an industry-led, deep-water drilling safety body that could launch within weeks.
Just days before the Deepwater Horizon exploded, the onshore BP PLC manager in charge of the drilling rig warned his supervisor that last-minute procedural changes were creating “chaos” on the rig.
Massey Energy Co. on Friday rejected nearly every part of the federal government’s theory on what caused the deadly explosion at its Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia last spring, killing 29 men.
The strained muscles that affect millions of American workers, from white-collar professionals who spend hours at their computers to poultry workers who process chickens, are proving to be painful as well to the Obama administration.
When President Barack Obama announced a review of U.S. regulations, he said one important goal was to reduce “the burden regulations may place on small business.” But the basis for the widely repeated notion that small firms face undue regulatory obstacles appears flimsy, some researchers say.
State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent California employers from discriminating against medical marijuana patients.
Well, this should spark some controversy: What do minimum wages, price controls, and restrictions on international trade in goods, labor, and capital have in common? They are often presented as ways to help poor people, but they all work to their detriment rather than their benefit.
The Defense Department this month unveiled the T2 Virtual PTSD Experience, a project developed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that lets users explore the causes and symptoms of combat trauma. It’s intended to help soldiers and their loved ones learn about post-traumatic stress in an anonymous setting.
The Brooklyn tortilla factory where a Guatemalan worker died on Monday after he fell into an industrial dough mixer has been shut down by the state because it has been without workers’ compensation insurance for nearly a year, state officials said Friday.
A survey by Right Management and LinkedIn reveals that workers are less likely than ever to take lunch breaks. But experts warn that this trend might be dangerous.