One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Today is the first anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) directing OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect American …One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

OSHA Penalties are going up:  OSHA’s maximum penalties are going up. Penalties for serious violations are rising from $13,653 to $14,502. Penalties …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

This week: Trench collapse, fires, shootings and stabbings, vehicle-related incidents, logging. Never short of different ways for workers to die on …Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

There is a lot of very good analysis out there about the very bad decision by the Supreme Court to block OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test standard. Here is a…Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time to Submit Comments on Heat

Don’t let the cold fool you. Comments on OSHA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on heat are due January 26. Keep the heat on OSHA and submit …Baby It’s Cold Outside: Time to Submit Comments on Heat

Book Review “Code White” — The Hidden Epidemic Plaguing Health Care Workers

Just two weeks ago, Illinois Department of Family and Child Services social worker Deirdre Silas was brutally stabbed to death while conducting a …Book Review “Code White” — The Hidden Epidemic Plaguing Health Care Workers

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

The Supreme Court, in a predictable 6-3 decision, blocked OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that required employees in businesses with 100 or…Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Standard, Leaves Workers Without COVID-19 Protection

Preventing Deaths in the Season of the Trench

Sometimes it’s hard to remember with all the bad news around OSHA’s ability to protect workers from COVID-19, that there are still lots of workers …Preventing Deaths in the Season of the Trench

How Argonne and local scientists played a role in developing the Covid pill

From the onset of the pandemic, scientists got to work. Some developed a vaccine to prevent illness, others began fashioning a drug formulation to …How Argonne and local scientists played a role in developing the Covid pill

“The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

We’re all, hopefully in a festive mood this time of year, so don’t let some safety mishaps ruin your Holiday Season! From Christmas trees and lights to candles, ladders, and holiday cheer, there are safety hazards everywhere this time of year. Taking a few safety precautions can keep the fire department away, allowing you to … Continue reading “The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

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