According to manyAlaska Airlines flight attendants, the company’s new uniforms are making them physically ill. And this has nothing to do with unfashionable style. In a recent letter to the president of Alaska Air, union representatives speaking on behalf of 2,800 flight attendants said ten per...
An Ohio worker is recovering from an industrial accident that resulted in a terrifying injury. 25-year-old Monica Thayer was hospitalized for nearly a month after he scalp was torn off her head while she was cleaning a machine that cuts steel tubing. The incident occurred at JR Engineering, a manufa...
Among Washington workers killed on the job last year were five young men, including one who was just 18 years old. Approximately 80 young men and women between the age of 16 and 24 are hurt on the job each day in Washington State. As we near the height of the summer job season, the state Departme...
In a recent article we discussed ways that excessive workplace stress can compromise a workers’ health, both physically and emotionally. High workplace stress can be triggered by a work-related injury or illness, or caused by fear of being laid off; putting in additional overtime hours because of ...
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bartlett Grain Company with five willful safety violations and eight serious safety violations after an October 2011 grain elevator explosion in Atchison killed six workers and left two others with serious injurie...
In an effort to promote best practices and reduce worker injury from exposure to hazardous chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC). Working together, these organizations will continue to ad...
Friday’s news that the private sector added 227,000 jobs in February gives President Obama a renewed opportunity to boost his slow political recovery. However, eight more jobs reports will follow in the months leading up to Election Day in November, each one an uncertain and potentially dangero...
American companies boosted hiring in February, strengthening expectations that the labor market’s recovery has shifted into a higher gear. Data released Wednesday, followed by more this morning, revealed that wages grew faster at the end of last year than originally estimated, providing welcome ne...
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company Amy Food with one “willful,” four “serious” and three other-than-serious citations for placing workers in situations with a clear risk of amputation at the company's Houston facility. Proposed ...