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Public Citizen launches a new division, Global Trade Watch, to protect public interest safeguards in international trade deals such as GATT and NAFTA. Public Citizen takes lead role in organizing coalition that successfully blocks massive industry push to enact elements of the GOP's Contract for America, designed to roll back health and safety protections.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:21:59 GMT

Chemical linked to Entek air pollution also linked to employees' health problems

Entek International won a gag order this month against Oregon officials who wanted to tell residents about a chemical in the air near the company's Lebanon factory, saying the state had no evidence Entek was polluting illegally. Newly released records show regulators have repeatedly documented health problems among Entek employees who worked around the chemical solvent, trichloroethylene.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:49:35 GMT

Workers Memorial Day 2017

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 28 - Every year, too many American workers are injured or killed in on-the-job accidents. Countless others get sick or become disabled because of workplace exposures to hazardous materials and conditions.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:14:32 GMT

All Smiles: Dental Assistant Program earns 100 percent pass rate

The Spring 2017 graduating dental assistant class at Texas State Technical College has earned a 100 percent passing rate on state certifying exams.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:51:21 GMT

Workers Honor 42 Killed in CNY and NNY Workplace Incidents in 2016

"Seeing the body outlines, I think that people have a very visceral reaction," said Mikeeta Slade of the Workers' Center of Central New York. April 28 is Workers' Memorial Day.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:27:59 GMT

OSHA finds subcontractor responsible for death on DoBro construction site

Safety officials found a subcontractor working on GFI Capital Resource Group's hotel development site in Downtown Brooklyn responsible for an accident that resulted in a construction worker's death late last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration earlier this month ruled that N.Y.D. & E. Group, an Ozone Park-based foundation contractor working at the site, failed to maintain conditions that were "free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees."

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:16 GMT

South Side Education News & Notes

Students in the National Honor Society and those in advanced computer classes at Manchester High School will offer a free help session for adults experiencing difficulties in using a computer, tablet or smartphone. This session will be offered May 9 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the library at the high school, located at 437 W. Nimisila Road.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:32:41 GMT

Oklahoma labor commissioner: Committed to improving workplace safety

Electrocution. Struck by. Caught between. Asphyxiation. Fell from height. These are just some of the words used to describe work-related causes of death last year in Oklahoma.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:33:11 GMT

Workers' Memorial Day is Friday, April 28

On Workers' Memorial Day and every day, CWA is on the front lines in the fight to protect safety and health standards and ensure that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducts the inspections and oversight that workers deserve. In 2015, 150 workers died from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses every day in the United States, on average, according to a report released this week by the AFL-CIO.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:44:06 GMT

Demonstration at Perdue chicken plant, Tyson Foods says its...

Yesterday was a notable one in the efforts to improve working conditions for U.S. poultry processing workers. At a Perdue chicken processing plant in Salisbury, Maryland, faith leaders and worker advocates delivered some special packages to company officials.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:02:04 GMT

Trump Administration May Prompt Surge in Occupational Disease Claims

One of President Trump's first executive actions in 2017 was to impose a federal hiring freeze on civilian employees. This freeze is expected to prompt a surge in occupational disease claims and other types of workers compensation claims filed by a workers comp attorney.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:14:29 GMT

News roundup: Louisiana Workforce Commission, OSHA to honor fallen...

The Louisiana Workforce Commission, in partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will host a Workers' Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m. on Friday to honor workers who lost their lives or were injured on the job. The event will take place on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol, and will follow a proclamation Sen. Regina Barrow is expected to present to the Legislature today recognizing Friday as Workers' Memorial Day.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:39:07 GMT

Minot memorial to honor workers who died on duty

Yellow ribbons will be on display along East Burdick Expressway near Roosevelt Park Zoo Friday in observance of Workers Memorial Day. The Northern Chapter of the Missouri Slope Central Labor Council will be placing the memorial with names of nine workers killed during 2016 in North Dakota.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:37:09 GMT

Trump Republicans undercut wages & protections for working people

We are nearly 100 days into President Donald Trump's administration, a benchmark that gives us a chance to take stock of what the president and new Congress have accomplished and what their priorities are. We have seen a flurry of activity-from legislation and executive orders, as well as actions taken by the administration-that, sometimes subtly, shift power away from working people and towards corporations and the 1 percent.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:54:33 GMT

Construction worker killed after machinery tips over

Derrick Douglas, 41, of College Park was killed in the incident at the Wellington Point Apartments, 50 Maner Terrace in Smyrna, which saw Douglas ejected from the bucket of the boom lift when it tipped over, according to Officer Alicia Chilton, spokesperson for Cobb Police.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:19:42 GMT

Leading Cause of Death for Construction Workers Addressed in Campaign

The week-long safety awareness campaign brought together by OSHA and ARMA focuses on preventing falls from ladders, scaffoldings, roofs and other high areas The leading cause of death by construction professionals in 2015 were falls from elevated spaces. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that of the 4,836 fatalities that occurred across all industries in 2015, 648 were caused by falls.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:22:43 GMT

DOJ Indictment of Senior Project Manager Reminds Employers of...

A 49-year-old senior project manager for a roofing contractor was indicted on April 19 on three charges that he made false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to federal OSHA investigators. The Department of Justice accuses Peter Nees of lying to OSHA investigators during the inspection that resulted from a fatality at a Jacksonville, Florida, roofing project.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:56:47 GMT

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