News From: Workplace safety

by Guest Post | on Feb 23, 2018

NYSUT: Arming teachers won’t make schools safer

New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, after receiving impassioned phone calls, e-mails and social media posts from educators across the state, today reiterated the union’s...

by Press and Media | on Feb 12, 2018

Amtrak Worker Fights for Life After Being Electrocuted

Safety at work is extremely important, especially when you are dealing with high voltage train tracks. One Amtrak worker is struggling for life after being electrocuted while working on tracks in New...

by Press and Media | on Dec 20, 2017

Misconduct Common in Workplaces

This article by Don Babwin originally appeared in The Associated Press. 

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 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.

Dejian (Ken) Zeng Worked in an iPhone Factory in China to See How Workers Were Treated
by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 21, 2017

Hellish Life in the iphone Factory

Imagine 12 hour workdays, living on site, sweatiness, bad food that you have to pay for, sleep depravation and gettinging fired if you are a student or are pregnant. Thats the life of working in a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 03, 2017

Don't be a Tick Head

With Spring here, the warm weather brings with it the hatching of some very hungry insects. A few of our clients have sent out notices to their members warning them of the dangers of working in...

by Press and Media | on Mar 20, 2017

Keep the record keeper!

Republicans in Congress are doing everything they can to lessen safety standards and make it more dangerous to go to work.  The most recent attack on workers’ safety is a push to block...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 14, 2017

PLA's in Trouble in Texas

Across the country, Project Labor Agreements are under attack.  UCOMM recently covered attempts to repeal Project Labor Agreement (PLA’s) requirements in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and even...

by Gary Bonker | on Mar 07, 2017

Working safely and not doing too much

"Perfection it's not magic, but it's the art of doing things over and over and over." Philosopher DJ Kyos. The work we do for utilities can be very unforgiving.  We need...