In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, engineers conducted a study indicating that three-fifths of garment factories in Bangladesh are major safety hazards, and/or vulnerable to collapse.  Results were recently reviewed by The Guardian. Last month, the Rana Plaza building outside Dha...
Labor activists and Workers’ Compensation Attorneys have brought the question of farm safety regulation back onto center stage. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, corn production and storage on farms doubled from 1978 to 2012, increasing from 5.4 billion bushels to a record 1...
Oil company BP just plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Gulf Oil spill and will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the explosion that killed 11 workers and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil. The formal announcement was made earlier this morning by company execut...
More American youth under the age of 18 die in farming accidents each year than in all other occupations combined. Kids employed on farms also suffer a disproportionate number of work injuries.  Yet following endless criticism from Republicans, the Obama White House has withdrawn proposals for new ...
After several years of continual decline, deaths from fatal workplace injuries in Washington State fell once again in 2011. The total number for this past year was 51 – representing the lower number of work-related deaths in the state’s history. Workplace deaths are reported in the Washington FA...
Employees who work more than 11 hours a day (as opposed to the standard eight) significantly increase their risk of heart disease, according to the UK’s Annals of Internal Medicine. Recent reports show that risk goes up by 67% for those who put in long hours at work. The University College London...