According the New York Daily News, a Yale University student was killed in an accident at a chemistry lab when her hair was drawn into a piece of lab machinery.  According to official reports, when fire firefighters responded around 2:30 a.m., they discovered the Michele Dufault sitting at a lath... (Read More)
In this Blog we often note the dangers of occupations that mix physical labor and heavy machinery.  Jobs in construction, maintenance, and agriculture present clear dangers to workers through mixing heavy physical demands and close proximity to powerful machinery.  However, a less noted danger... (Read More)
Nearly 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in the workplace, and occupational hearing loss affects large numbers of Washington workers across a variety of workplaces. Sometimes permanent hearing loss occurs all at once from a single, isolated incident (such as a worker bein... (Read More)