The World Health Organization and International Organization for Migration say many of the nearly one-billion international and internal migrants around the world suffer from ill health because of stress and exploitative work conditions.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration hopes a conference will help employers develop strategies to target rising injury rates among Latino workers.
Massachusetts workers’ compensation insurance rates would rise an average of 4.5 percent under a new rate proposal submitted by the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau.
Not long ago, the concept of workplace safety often meant not much more than an alarm system, a couple of fire extinguishers and a first aid kit. That concept has evolved into safety and wellness.
It’s called musculoskeletal disorder or MSD, the most common of the serious injuries suffered by US workers. But because corporate employers fear that greater public awareness would force them to spend more on job safety, MSD has remained one of the least understood of injuries.
After months of discussions with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) has helped obtain “strong” whistleblower protection for its members and “all railroad workers nationwide,” according to the union.
SeaWorld has a policy forbidding its killer-whale trainers from having “dangling hair” that the animals could grab onto, according to records from a workplace-safety investigation at the company’s San Diego theme park.
OSHA has cited Worldcolor Buffalo for 27 alleged violations of safety and health standards at its Depew, N.Y., printing facility.
A 52-year-old worker was trapped in machinery at Dannon’s yogurt plant in Fort Worth’s medical district Feb. 13 and died six days later from head and chest injuries sustained in the accident, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office said Monday.
An equipment operator who crashed into a 105-foot light pole that killed a Norfolk International Terminals worker in December was involved in several prior crashes and did not receive required training, according to a federal citation filed against the terminal operator.