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The retired leader of the Oregon State Building Trades Council will oversee Oregon’s not-for-profit workers compensation insurance company.
Since June, the task force has been sharing and promoting best practices, and visiting construction job sites.
Oregon labor has been calling for essential workers who test positive for COVID-19 to be automatically covered by workers’ comp.
A warming planet is increasing the risk of dying from heat, but OSHA has ignored calls to protect workers.
Is it possible for schools to reopen safely? Can online learning replace in-person instruction? We asked Portland teachers union president Elizabeth Thiel.
COVID-19 has killed more workers in a shorter time than any other health emergency in OSHA’s 50-year existence, but the agency has refused to require employers to take any specific action to protect workers.
James Sackett and Justin Rothgeb, members of Iron Workers Local 29, were badly injured June 10, when a roof partially collapsed on the new Portland General Electric headquarters under construction in Tualatin.
COVID-19 has caused more deaths among workers in a shorter time than any other health emergency in OSHA’s 50-year existence, yet the agency hasn’t required employers to take any action to protect people on the job.
Remember the proverb about the kingdom that was lost for the want of a horseshoe nail? Today, America is in crisis over the want of a 60-cent mask.
Thousands of construction workers unwittingly put themselves at risk as they worked on sites involved in nuclear weapons research or production.