Washington — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka cautioned the public not to become “numb” to workplace fatalities and illnesses, as the labor federation released its annual report detailing the hazards workers face every day.
Washington — A coalition of groups representing worker rights has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency and Administrator Andrew Wheeler for not including workers in the agency’s final rule banning methylene chloride for consumer use.
Washington — NIOSH is looking for more than 1 million U.S. firefighters to take part in a voluntary registry, as the agency seeks to understand why those in the field are at greater risk for certain cancers.
Washington — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a webpage that outlines specifics of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a national online database intended to provide – in real time – the names of commercial motor vehicle drivers who have failed drug and alcohol tests.
Arlington, VA — Firefighters should not use self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders requalified for service through the modal acoustic emissions process because the process may cause the apparatus to leak air and voids the equipment’s manufacturer warranties, the International Safety Equipment Association warns.
Washington — Prompted by a fatal incident involving two railroad workers walking on tracks owned by another railroad company, the National Transportation Safety Board on April 9 issued a safety alert regarding “fouling.”
Geneva — Technology, the environment, changes in how work is done and shifting demographics present both challenges and opportunities for the future safety and health of the global workforce, according to new report from the International Labor Organization.