UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn’t Care.

UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn't Care. UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn't Care.Shipping giant United Parcel Service is projecting $100 million in profits in 2022. That profit is made on the backs of the drivers who deliver hundreds of packages every day, to our homes and … Continue reading UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn’t Care.

Can I Wear A Beard With My Respirator?

This is becoming a more common question in the workplace, likely due to the fact that more and more people are having to wear respirators at work and the fact that beards are maybe more common of late than ever in the history of OSHA.A number of people have asked whether there are exceptions to … Continue reading Can I Wear A Beard With My Respirator?

Sacrifice Zones — ProPublica

Polluters are turning neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe in carcinogens. The EPA allows it. We mapped the hot spots. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/series/sacrifice-zones

Craig Nason : I survived the Columbine school shooting — then watched Uvalde repeat the cycle of death

I survived the Columbine school shooting in 1999 — then watched the Uvalde shooter repeat America's cycle of gun death and murder in Texas. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/survived-columbine-school-shooting-watched-uvalde-repeat-cycle-death-rcna31338

No Degree, No Job? Why This Requirements Needs to End

No Degree, No Job? Why This Requirements Needs to End — Read on resources.ehscareers.com/directory/no-degree-no-job-why-this-requirements-needs-to-end-article-1423.aspx

Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing – TechCrunch

I don’t cover post-IPO companies a lot, and Coca-Cola is def on the list of ones I can generally ignore. But when the company sends out a hand-wringing press release about how awesome they are for launching a bottle cap where the cap stays attached to the bottle “for environmental reasons,” I’m sorry, my blood … Continue reading Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing – TechCrunch

Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

A chemical reaction that causes concrete to crack and deteriorate can now be identified without harm, according to Argonne scientists. (Image by Shutterstock / Budimir Jevtic.) Although they are built to last for decades, bridges, dams, nuclear plants and other concrete structures are far from indestructible. One culprit is the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), often referred … Continue reading Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

In the Face of Despair – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

I can feel the dread, the despair, the fear, the anguish, and the yearning. I hear it in questions I get from family and friends. I read it in the comments posted here and elsewhere online. And I have been around long enough to sense it in the tenor and trembles of our fraught moment. … Continue reading In the Face of Despair – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

Climate change: There’s a 50:50 chance the world will exceed 1.5C of warming soon

The report says that surpassing the limit is likely to be temporary -- temperatures could come back down again -- but science shows that even a temporary overshoot could bring irreversible changes to the planet. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/05/10/world/climate-warming-warning-wmo-intl-scli/index.html

Biden-Harris administration, US Department of Labor award more than $90M to grow clean energy workforce with education, training for young adults | U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $90.4 million in YouthBuild grants to prepare young adults not enrolled in school or participating in the labor market for jobs in construction and other in-demand industries through apprenticeship and other career pathways, especially jobs that support clean energy technologies. Following its Nov. 23, … Continue reading Biden-Harris administration, US Department of Labor award more than $90M to grow clean energy workforce with education, training for young adults | U.S. Department of Labor

The role of prosocial and proactive safety behaviors in predicting safety performance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

ABSTRACT Employees’ engagement in safety is assumed to be a significant contributor to safety performance within the chemical industry. The current study tested this assumption by examining the role of prosocial safety behaviors (e.g., helping others) and proactive safety behaviors (e.g., seeking change) in predicting four safety performance outcomes: micro-accidents, property damage (accidents without injury),… … Continue reading The role of prosocial and proactive safety behaviors in predicting safety performance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

If You Fail To Kill Your Workers the First Time Around — Try, Try Again.

I consider myself a fairly reasonable person.  True, I believe that any employer who kills one of his workers in an unprotected trench deserves jail …If You Fail To Kill Your Workers the First Time Around — Try, Try Again.