Child Labor Rule Released By White House After 9 Month Delay
After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. Put forth by the Department of Labor last fall, the rule had been stuck in red tape at the White House for nine months, angering workplace safety advocates who said the regulations need to be modernized.
U.S. Department of Labor improves enforcement databases
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced enhancements to its online enforcement database designed to improve public access to and understanding of the department’s enforcement actions. The updated website includes a number of new features, including map displays of inspection and violation data from the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its Mine Safety and Health Administration, as well as the ability to view individual inspection records and the enforcement history of a particular company or mine.
Court Says Injured Worker Cannot Sue Airline
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a maintenance worker who was injured in a conveyor belt at San Francisco International Airport cannot sue the airline that hired the contractor for which he worked.
Help Fight Discrimination Against the Unemployed
As if those odds weren’t difficult enough, jobless workers face another obstacle: Many employers are discriminating against the jobless by prohibiting them from even applying for open positions. Their “Help Wanted” signs come with a caveat—if you are unemployed, you need not apply.
Nurses Report Accidental Exposures to Cancer Drugs
Nurses who treat cancer patients with chemotherapy are at risk for dangerous accidental exposure to the drugs, according to a new study. As MyHealthNewsDaily reports, the University of Michigan researchers who conducted the study largely blamed the problem on under-staffing and limited resources at outpatient centers, where chemotherapy most often is delivered.
No Criminal Charges in Blaze That Killed Two Bridgeport Firefighters
There will be no criminal charges filed in connection with the fire that killed two Bridgeport firefighters last July, according to the state’s attorney’s office. Lt. Steven Velasquez and Firefighter Michel Baik were killed while fighting the fire in the attic of the three-story building. The fire department was previously cited by federal officials for failing to adequately respond and oversee distress calls, for failures related to safety equipment and was urged to improve fitness training.