The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a rule that would allow poultry plants to increase line speeds. Advocates say the change would further endanger poultry workers, who already experience high rates of musculoskeletal injuries.
When a crisis occurs these days, some people may first hear about it on Facebook or Twitter and use those sources to obtain additional news and views about the incident and response efforts. For employers, the rise of digital communication requires a change in how they communicate with the public, stakeholders and employees after a major incident.
A workplace shooting or other violent incident can harm employees and damage morale. What signs should employers look for to recognize potentially dangerous employees, and how should they respond to the threat?
Several studies suggest that shift work and job stress may negatively impact women’s health. Although the risks aren’t yet fully understood, reducing stress and increasing workplace autonomy for women may help.
What does it take to get an injured worker healthy and back on the job in a reasonable amount of time? Coordination among the supervisor, worker, health care professional and case manager is crucial, but can be difficult to accomplish.
In an “exit interview” with Safety+Health, soon-to-retire safety advocate Rep. Lynn Woolsey discusses her career in Congress, her sponsorship of the Protecting America’s Workers Act, and her take on OSHA’s current direction.