News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 07, 2018

Trump Changes Law to Allow Use of Russian Asbestos

Every year tens of thousands of American’s die from asbestos related diseases. The asbestos was used in building materials for decades before it was banned in most countries for causing...

by Brian Young | on Jul 30, 2018

Trump Permitting Workplace Accident Coverups

Late Friday, Trump continued his war against regulations at the Labor Department and OSHA. This time, he made it easier for big companies to hide accidents and injuries that happen on the job.

by Guest Post | on Jun 29, 2018

Beating the Heat While on the Job

It's that time of year again. The days get longer. The sun rides higher in the sky. And heat-related illnesses start claiming lives and sending working people to hospitals at alarming rates....

by Press and Media | on Jun 20, 2018

Body Cams for Safety

After one of their members was assaulted on the Q train, TWU Local 100 is calling on the MTA to provide body cameras to keep their members safe. Read more from AMNY.

by Guest Post | on Jun 18, 2018

Teamsters Demand Safe Schools in the City of Brotherly Love

Public school and elected officials joined with Teamster school administrators today to address the growing scourge of schoolhouse violence in Philadelphia, most recently in an assault on a...

by Press and Media | on Jun 06, 2018

Gun Control: A Step in the Right Direction

As gun violence in schools continues to kill dozens of students and teachers, New York is taking action. Find out more from Newsday.

by Mark Lawrence | on May 25, 2018

How Training Saves Lives

The training that our  members receive is second to none. Thanks to the IBEW our labor is in high demand throughout the country. Not only do our programs teach important...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 10, 2018

Trump Wants to Repeal Child Labor Law

Of all of the workplace safety laws and regulations that Trump could consider overturning, child labor laws were probably not at the top of the list. However, Bloomberg Law is reporting that Trump...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 23, 2018

How Reporting Accidents Bond Workforces

Workers Memorial Day is right around the corner. It is also the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 which created the federal government agency known as...

by Press and Media | on Apr 20, 2018

Student Driven Walkouts

Students across the country marched out of school today to protest gun violence. Below is coverage of the marches from CNN.