A worker in Columbus, Ohio died last week after falling into a hydraulic press. News sources report that 60-year-old Timothy Underwood was operating a hydraulic press at Core Molding Technologies when he became stuck in the machine. Underwood suffered a catastrophic head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.
International effort to enroll approximately 10,000 women
July 1, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz (Fiocruz), a national scientific research organization linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, have begun a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and infants.
An industrious college student recently made the news for straightening his own teeth with braces that he made on his school’s three-dimensional (3D) printer. From braces, hearing aids, and prosthetics, to military equipment, the list of products that 3D printers can make relatively easily and cheaply continues to expand.
Ten trends, including a "hallowing out" of the middle class
July 1, 2016
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is knocking on our door. It is going to radically change employment and the nature of work in the coming years. Our economies must prepare for a storm of unprecedented technical and socio-economic changes that will affect labour markets and will radically transform our relationship with work.
Food & Water Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity are urging the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court’s ruling striking down an Idaho law that stifles the public’s access to information about industrial animal agriculture operations, citing food safety and public health concerns.
Anthony “RG” Gonzales is a superintendent with Ref-Chem, an oil and gas support company. He and his crew were about to weld a piece of metal inside the Navitas Plant in West Texas when they smelled gas.
Falls are among the most common causes of injury in the workplace. They can lead to severe injury, even death, but—with the proper precautions—they can be prevented. Without the proper precautions, same-level falls can occur during the simple act of walking, while falls to a lower level can occur from a ladder, scaffolding, roof, or other structure above the ground.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes proposing a $52,000 civil penalty against Amazon, Inc., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Over 2.1 million children in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana work in cocoa fields, where they face hazardous conditions that may imperil their health, access to education, and future livelihood. This week in the District of Columbia, leaders from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana − which together produce 60 percent of the world’s cocoa − gathered for the annual Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group meeting to discuss ways to end the worst forms of child labor.
Healthcare workers make it their job to help others, yet face a significant risk of workplace violence ranging from intimidation to physical attacks. In fact, compared with workers in all other industries combined, healthcare workers are nearly 5 times more likely to encounter workplace violence.