News From: Safety

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 06, 2017

Union Security Guard Called Hero of Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas was rocked on Sunday by the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Over the last few days, we have heard stories of heroic police, fire and EMT’s rushing into the hail of...

by Richard J. Bran... | on Oct 03, 2017

Know Your Rights: Protect the NY Scaffold Law

For over 130 years, the NY Scaffold Law (Labor Law §240 and §241) protected some of the most vulnerable workers in this state from the reckless actions of property owners and general...

by Brian Young | on Sep 11, 2017

Trump's Coal Con is Killing Coal Miners

After just eight months in office, workers are already feeling the effects of Trump’s refusal to do his job. Nowhere has it been felt more than in coal country. With important mine safety jobs...

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2017

Radio Silence at OSHA

Since Trump got elected some drastic changes have been seen within government. Major policies have changed, officials have quit, and department priorities have changed. At OSHA, this policy change...

by Tony Spina | on Jul 06, 2017

Safety Tip for Those Who Climb Poles

I am asking every field tech to get involved in our OWN safety.

by Press and Media | on Jun 05, 2017

Smart to Privitize Air Traffic Controllers?

This week, Trump is proposing a new plan to privatize air traffic controllers and he has the support of the airlines and the unions representing air traffic controllers.  Read more below from...

by Press and Media | on May 09, 2017

Driving to work covered by Workers Comp

What is and isn’t covered under workman’s comp is outlined in this piece from the management side lawyers at JD Supra.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 05, 2017

Can we kill again?

According to Politico, a bunch of bad guys are asking OSHA if they can kill again. A petition was sent to the Labor Department to review Obama administration regulations that drastically reduce...

by Press and Media | on May 04, 2017

Another coal mine collapse

Stories like this remind us of why it is important to have strong safety measures, inspections and regulations in place for dangerous jobs like coal mining.  Iran may be behind the times when it...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 28, 2017

April 28th: Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to...