Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
British meat processing plants are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, but there’s a shortage of statistics in the public domain.
Clear and consistent safety messaging in workplaces is imperative for employees both young and old.
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of ensuring safe workspaces, and a new study suggests unionization leads workers to speak up about poor conditions.
Shipbreaking is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs – but it doesn’t have to be.
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It causes fever, a dry cough, shortness of breath. Outbreaks are frequently deadly. It’s not COVID-19, and it could be waiting in your workplace after lockdown.
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.
The open-plan, shared office may be a thing of the past if physical distancing and stricter hygiene become the new normal.
Working from home changes your relationship with your workplace, but not the obligations you and your employer owe each other.
A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
The industry relies on traditional family knowledge so it has been resistant to a culture of health and safety.
The legalization of cannabis has started a discussion about on-the-job impairment. But drugs are not the only problem. Engineers should design workplaces that minimize the potential for human error.
Simply having an offence of industrial manslaughter on the statute books cannot by itself lower workplace death rates.
Every day people around the world go to work expecting to return home safely to their families. But the reality is that many never return due to workplace accidents that could have been prevented.
Violence against nurses in hospitals is increasing. Yet incidents remain under-reported and protections are not enough to ensure their safety, as well as that of their patients.
With Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
Many children who cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally remain undetected and must fend for themselves on the other side.