[caption id="attachment_5557" align="alignright" width="300"] A view on Monday of 70 Christopher Columbus Drive, a 50-story apartment building under construction in Jersey City[/caption] While delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Monday, Gary Anderson, 58, was hit i...
Emery Reddy has represented workers injured by lead poisoning at Wade's Eastside Guns, the worst known case of occupational lead exposure at a shooting range in the U.S. Read the full investigative report on this case published by The Seattle Times (reproduced below). This story is Part II of the Se...
With summer now in high gear, it’s the season for local carnivals and country fairs. To help parents ensure the safety of their children, the Department of Labor & Industries has published an amusement ride checklist. While bounce houses and amusement rides are fun family-oriented activities,...
Every job comes with its own load of stress, but a new report from the job search site CareerCast details which positions have the most and least. As the study reveals, jobs where employees risk their lives in the daily round of work, such as military personnel and firefighters, rank as the most st...
As summer approaches and teenagers in Washington look to line up jobs for the season, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries is pushing employers, parents and others to rally behind its current “Safe Jobs for Youth Month.” Last summer more than 450 young workers (ages 12-17) sustai...
A recent study indicates that allowing workers to take paid sick leave can lower the rate of workplace injuries among employees, while simultaneously boosting a company’s bottom line. See our previous story on sick leave legislation in Washington State, “New Bill Requires Seattle Employers to Pr...
The hazards of a construction site can be clear, and cues like chain link fences and hard hats are a constant reminder of the dangers of a work accident. Yet while most construction workers are savvy about taking precautions to protect themselves, construction site accidents often occur when dangers...
One of the questions that drives a perennial wedge between liberal and conservative thinkers is the role of hard work versus luck in an individual’s success. Conservatives tend to celebrate financial success as a fairly reliable consequence of talent and exertion. Liberals, on the other hand, remi...
As reported in a recent story by the New York Times, only 1 in 4 Americans consider it is a good time to find a job. That compares to about one in three people worldwide, as shown in Gallup surveys just conducted in 146 countries. If you believe the local individuals surveyed, Oman and Saudi Arabia...