There are quite a few health issues that fishermen on the scene are contending with despite BP insisting that there is no threat to their personal well being.
U.S. drilling companies are resisting efforts by President Barack Obama to beef up oversight of offshore oil and natural gas operations on federal leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.
The bottom line is that regulation plays an important role in protecting people. The Obama administration’s efforts to protect workers and consumers are welcome.
After years of studying the ill effects of workplace stress, psychologists are turning their attention to its causes. Along with the usual suspects — long hours, bad bosses, office bullies — they have identified some surprising ones.
Railroad crew members would be forbidden to talk on cellphones or use other handheld electronic devices under regulations proposed Monday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Nurses around the United States are standing up for themselves and their patients, both through local labor disputes and the strengthening of a new national union. The Real News looks into the new union, a labor victory in Philadelphia, and a looming strike in Washington, DC.
Most convenience stores in Cedar Rapids are closed by midnight, but the Kwik Shop stays open 24 hours. Kwik Shop’s corporate office spokesperson says they’re going to reconsider their policy of allowing young women to work alone at night because of Monday’s kidnapping at this store.
Following a recent review of its Methylene Chloride standard, OSHA indicated that the standard “is succeeding in protecting workers from the effects of methylene chloride exposure such as respiratory and central nervous system failure and cancer.”
A recent incident of toxic exposure at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in San Francisco raises renewed questions about worker safety. The lab is one of the biggest weapons labs in the country.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two manufacturers for alleged workplace safety and health violations at locations in Connecticut and New Jersey.