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After 100s of meatpacking workers died from COVID-19, Congress wants answers

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an investigation into the wave of COVID-19 infections that killed hundreds of workers at meatpacking plants nationwide last year and highlighted longstanding hazards in the industry.... Read more»

OSHA blamed for going AWOL during COVID-19

Workers complained early on in the pandemic about dangerous work conditions; the lack of response from OSHA is blamed in part for the spread of coronavirus and has now led to several lawsuits brought by workers.... Read more»

OSHA whistleblower wins court victory

A whistleblower who was fired by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after complaining publicly about the poor quality of injury and illness data kept by employers has won a major court victory.... Read more»

Cell phone tower workers paying with their lives

Tower climbing, an obscure field with no more than 10,000 workers, has a death rate roughly 10 times that of construction.... Read more»

Report: Fatal work injuries rose in 2010

The Department of Labor reported Wednesday that 4,690 U.S. workers suffered fatal injuries in 2010, a 3 percent increase from 2009.... Read more»

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'Radium Girls' recounts early battle for worker safety

Set in the 1920s and based on factual events, "Radium Girls" is a cautionary tale about ignorance and corporate responsibility. Simply because the science doesn’t exist yet to prove that something is harmful, does not necessarily make it is safe.... Read more»

Resolution Copper: Change law for longer working shifts

As it prepares for a huge copper mine set to open near Superior in 2021, Resolution Copper Co. is urging state lawmakers to allow miners who work underground to be scheduled for shifts of up to 12 hours.... Read more»

Federal officials issue alert on cancer-causing erionite

Federal health officials are calling for protective measures at job sites where workers may be exposed to erionite, a cancer-causing mineral similar to asbestos that is found in rock and soil in at least a dozen western states, including Arizona.... Read more»