Every day, workers in different industries across Washington State are injured by workplace hazards including: Slips, Trips, and Falls Falls from heights (ladders, elevations) Moving parts on machinery Strains and sprains (lifting, moving, reaching) Third Party Injuries Some of the more serio...
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the Department of Labor recently announced a $2 million solicitation to fund an extensive program aimed at reducing child labor in the home production of Afghan rugs. Qualifying organizations will be awarded funding to promote efforts to reduce the worst...
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...
Many consider government regulations in the workplace to be pure bureaucratic obstacles, offering dubious  protection to employees and consumers, and driving companies to layoffs and bankruptcy through the high cost of compliance. Yet both critics and supporters of regulation have historically tend...
SeaWorld is fighting $75,000 in work safety penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following last year's gruesome death of a trainer who was grabbed by her ponytail and dragged under water by an Orca whale in front of horrified spectators. A hearing is set for Monday ...
As Americans celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge, many are reflecting back on sweeping changes in workplace safety since the 1930s.  Workers who built the high-steel bridge understood a grim rule of thumb in those days: on average, one worker would die on the ...