The beating of a worker at a Wisconsin specialty hospital was only the tip of the iceberg, according to OSHA investigators,who discovered that staff members at the facility had been assaulted numerous times.
The Obama administration on Thursday once again sided with industry instead of workers on regulations and withdrew the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rules that would have restricted child workers from the most dangerous tasks in agriculture.
Bangladeshi company makes garments for Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Ralph Lauren
April 11, 2012
A prominent union organizer in Bangladesh was tortured and murdered last week in retaliation for his work in exposing unsafe conditions at garment factories, according to Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an international monitoring group.
Working conditions are deteriorating in Europe, helping to reinforce social inequalities between workers -- particularly in terms of health, according to presenters at a recent European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) seminar in Brussels.
OSHA has issued a Request for Information* (RFI) that seeks comments on how to prevent injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities in construction, and from vehicles and mobile equipment backing into workers in construction, general industry, agriculture and the maritime industry.
OSHA has cited Jay-Em Aerospace Inc. with 18 safety and health violations, including one willful safety violation for failing to provide adequate machine guarding on equipment at the aircraft landing gear manufacturer's Cuyahoga Falls facility.