Epic tragedies make headlines, unlike the many other workplace injuries and even deaths that occur daily nationwide.
As Gulf cleanup workers continue to report health problems, a workplace safety expert and a leading Louisiana health official have expressed concern that BP’s four-hour training course for responders may not be adequately preparing them to work in contaminated areas.
Will ergonomics become the battlefield that business and the Obama administration fight over in the realm of workplace safety enforcement?
Advocates for domestic workers say excessive demands are far too common because nannies and housekeepers have long been excluded from most labor law protections.
The problems with national health and safety laws, said David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is that they don’t have any teeth.
A federal lawmaker wants one of the world’s biggest coal producer to explain how it is ensuring safety at its Illinois holdings.
The company replacing the Route 63 bridge over the Naugatuck River was just paying off a significant fine from OSHA for safety violations at another bridge.