Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH, gave the keynote presentation last Tuesday (June 19, 2012) at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference (AIHce). In his talk, he focused on 7 trends that will define the future of occupational health and safety – demography, employment, discrimination, disability, governance, standards and professionalism.
Construction employment fell in May by 28,000, the largest decline in two years, and is now at the lowest level since last August, according to an analysis of new federal data released recently by the Associated General Contractors of America.
That’s the essence of the message sent out in early March by the Business Roundtable, an elite institution of leaders of major U.S. companies with more than $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees.
The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Subway franchisee Hray Enterprises and owners Joseph Hray and Tammy Hray for alleged violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage, overtime and child labor provisions.