A report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) shows a strong correlation between hazardous jobs and opiate addiction and overdoses in that state.
The 21-page study titled Opioid-related Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts by Industry and Occupation, 2011-2015 found that there were a total of 5,580 opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2011 through 2015. Of the 4,284 worker death certificates deemed comprehensive enough to study, 1,096 were found to be employed in construction/extraction.
California has adopted the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers.
The new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry was approved March 9 by the Office of Administrative Law and will become effective July 1.
OSHA has cited Magna Seating, doing business as Excelsior Springs Seating System,
for one serious health violation of the agency's general duty clause after a May 2016 agency investigation found musculoskeletal disorder injuries.