As if more evidence was needed that unregulated corporate behavior hurts working families and destroys our environment, now comes news that BP compared its workers to the ‘Three Little Pigs’ in calculating the dollar value of their lives.
Some fishermen hired by BP to mop up the gulf spill report nausea and breathing troubles after contact with oil and dispersant.
Many unemployed workers in South Florida hope to gain work from the Gulf oil spill, but beyond beach cleanup, training for hazardous oil-spill cleanup work is difficult to find.
Massey Energy Co. encouraged workers to conceal safety violations from U.S. inspectors, the families of the 29 people killed last month in an underground explosion at a company coal mine told lawmakers.
If an employee is injured on the job, is the employee’s exclusive remedy a workers’ compensation claim? What if an employer is reckless? The Ohio Supreme Court recently looked at a pair of cases to resolve these questions.
The Chinese workers who build Apple products keep killing themselves, so their employer has asked them to sign a pledge they won’t commit suicide. The actual document is after the jump.
A new study by British researchers has found that a dangerous bacterium can travel through the air, posing a new problem for medical personnel fighting hospital-acquired infections.
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced this week that it has ordered Bertolini Trucking to pay the drivers $250,000 after an investigation revealed the drivers were fired for refusing to haul a trailer with a welded leaf spring.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an explosion at Bob’s Auto Salvage that severely burned a worker who died two months later at a burn center in Augusta, Ga.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Monday revoked Erie Coke’s permit, ordering the company to cease operations within 72 hours for violating state environmental law.