Boeing's engineering union is expected to reject the company’s initial contract offer when ballots are tallied in the coming week. This will leave labor and management at odds in an increasingly tense confrontation over the future status of more than 23,000 members of the Society of Professional E...
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 ...
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...
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...
According to this month’s issue of the American Public Health Association journal, Medical Care, studies of occupational healthcare in Washington indicate that improving medical care for injured workers significantly decreases missed work time. The study was conducted by Dr Thomas Wickizer of Ohio...
Good news from the Governor’s office: Christine Gregoire has announced that the unemployment tax and workers’ compensation reform bills from last legislative session will help businesses weather the continuing economic slump by lowering next year’s unemployment tax rates and holding workers’...