Occupational safety and health. Workplace toxins. Ergonomics. Asbestos. Hearing loss. Safety.
Unions are encouraging members to get vaccinated, but are also trying to protect the rights and jobs of workers who haven’t been vaccinated.
Construction workers commit suicide at three times the national average. More die by suicide than job site injuries or accidents.
It took a frightening three-day heat wave to get action, but on July 8, Oregon OSHA said employers must protect workers during extreme heat.
IBEW rep Scott Zadow, hospitalized with the virus, says COVID is no joke. This month local labor is partnering PBGC to host vaccine clinics.
Limiting the work week to 40 hours isn’t just labor’s most important historic win. It also prevents an early death for working people.
For 30 years the national AFL-CIO has been reporting on workplace safety and fatalities on the job. Progress has stalled.
Workers Memorial Day, April 28, is a day to honor workers who have died on the job, and recommit to fight for a safe work environment.
For over 15 years, Michael Wood has been at the helm of Oregon OSHA. The Labor Press caught up with him by Zoom April 8.
Oregon took months to develop guidelines for safe reopening. Now they won’t be enforced, Governor Kate Brown announced.
Oregon OSHA now says employers must protect workers from COVID-19 in all workplaces. Letting them know about it will be the next challenge.