Daylight saving time does not save energy as was its original intent, say some who have studied the time change. The change, especially in the spring, can also lead to sleep deprivation that could increase traffic accidents and workplace injuries, some researchers have found.
Medical residents at Massachusetts General Hospital cut back to 80-hour weeks, but with mixed feelings.
Last month’s tragic explosion at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Conn., has cast a sad spotlight on the inadequacy of our workplace safety laws.
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr has filed a lawsuit alleging that a California farm labor contractor did not pay his employees minimum wage and overtime as required by California labor law. The contractor, Juan Munoz, is also accused of not providing rest breaks, drinking water or shade to people who worked in the fields.
Experts say wage theft has increased during this economic downturn as owners have had difficulty making the payroll.
A year before a UCLA staff research assistant was fatally burned in a lab fire, a graduate student was seriously injured in a similar accident that university officials failed to report to state regulators, records released Friday show.
- OSHA levies $147,000 in fines to ABC Professional Tree Service Inc. in Cleveland for risks to workers
OSHA began an inspection in September 2009 after receiving allegations of workers being exposed to high-voltage power lines while trimming trees without having proper personnel flagging traffic around the tree trimming vehicles.
Medical experts will be watching closely Monday when a scientist who says she has been intermittently paralyzed by a virus designed at the Pfizer laboratory where she worked in Groton, Conn., opens a much anticipated trial that could raise questions about safety practices in the dynamic field of genetic engineering.
Two Ohio State University employees have sued the school, saying they were exposed to a fungus that causes a lung disease while they worked in Hitchcock Hall.