Last week ESPN surprised followers by removing its logo and official affiliation from the PBS documentary project, "League of Denial,” which looks into brain injuries in the National Football League. Many suspect that the network caved into pressure from the league to back out.   The ESPN t...
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...
Over 40 million American workers receive no paid sick leave. These individuals must work when ill or take unpaid days off, which can cause financial hardship, and, sometimes, dismissal. As a recent editorial in the New York Times argues, “the best way to address this workplace and public health pr...
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...
While many professions in the U.S. are shrinking today, personal training is one of the fastest-growing occupations. Once stereotyped as the field of bodybuilders and gym fanatics, personal training today draws both educated and uneducated; young, old and middle aged; guys and gals; recent grads and...
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...
The vast number of U.S. workers claim to periodically suffer from depression, anxiety and stress; moreover, every year an alarming percent are diagnosed with chronic mental health issues related to these conditions. However, as with all mental health problems, the symptoms can manifest at the physic...
How do I know if I have a third party claim? Individuals have a third party claim if they are injured in the course of their employment by a party who is NOT that person’s employer or coworker. For example, a delivery truck driver could be hit by another vehicle in the course of their daily route...
Part two in our Labor Day series. In our recent post on the working poor in America, we discussed our broken economy’s inability to provide enough decent jobs for millions of Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, uninsured, or living in poverty.  As we celebrate Labor Day this coming we...
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 Department...