“Health Hazards In Nail Salons”

Nail salons are mostly small businesses that employ or contract with trained professionals to provide clients with nail services including, but not limited to, nail filing and polishing, artificial nail application, and other hand- and foot-care treatments. The more than 375,000 nail technicians working in salons across the United States face possible health hazards every … Continue reading “Health Hazards In Nail Salons”

Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Good news! According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 (also known as the year of COVID) was a great year for worker safety. According to the 2020 …Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

By Ashley D. Mitchell Published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021, the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing…Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have set a Congressional Review Act vote this afternoon on repealing the Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard …Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

This week: Mining incident, falls, machinery, shootings, forklifts, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

In politics, bad news always comes late Friday afternoon. And the whole vaccine/test requirement issue is no exception to that timing. And it’s …Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

Undocumented Workers Deserve Safe Workplaces: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not distinguish between American citizens and …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

Those of you who have been following the various iterations of this blog since I first started in 2003 know there are a few things that make me …When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

Florida Tries to Secede from OSHA

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made no secret of his belief that any government (or employer or school district) that takes any action to curb …Florida Tries to Secede from OSHA

Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

By Member Michael Graham Every day more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines across the United States transport enormous volumes of natural gas and …Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

Weekly Toll: Workers Who Will Never See the Fall Leaves

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Workers Who Will Never See the Fall Leaves