Compliance with occupational health and safety requirements is already poor and few inspections of workplaces are being done.
COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred at more than 100 US meatpacking plants. Geography, workforce demographics and economic concentration make it hard for workers to fight for better conditions.
One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.
For a full picture of any given situation, we must be able to read it, understand it and anticipate what could happen next.
A scientist who served on a national commission to review the 2010 BP oil spill explains why Trump administration efforts to loosen offshore drilling regulation pose major risks for minor payoffs.
Slaughterhouses are an essential step in meat production. Hygiene standards need to be maintained to prevent the spread of diseases.