Occupational safety and health. Workplace toxins. Ergonomics. Asbestos. Hearing loss. Safety.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that asbestos-related deaths are on the rise.
A thin green line flag could be displayed to remember workers hurt on the job.
Theater and concert workers often spend time at great heights — hoisting gear at rock concerts or setting up and operating truss-mounted spotlights. Their union is working to improve members’ readiness to quickly rescue a coworker in the event of an accident.
The campaign will focus on improving health in the construction industry, which is disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke.
One other worker was killed, and two injured.
Attending the NW Oregon Labor Council’s Workers Memorial Day service were nearly 50 family members of a road construction flagger who was struck and killed by a drunk driver May 23, 2017.
Progress on safety has halted, and safety programs have been targeted for elimination.
Forty-eight Oregon workers lost their lives on the job last year. Here are their names.
In Oregon and Washington, you have rights, and help is available.
Jordan Barab, a longtime union safety expert, was number two at OSHA under Obama. He’s not happy about the way things have gone under Trump.