News From: Workplace safety

by Press and Media | on Aug 25, 2016

A healthy workforce

This post first appeared in NY Mag.Here’s a revolutionary thought: Letting people stay home when they’re sick without docking their pay could help curb the spread of diseases....

by Kate Hogan | on Aug 10, 2016

Dying for the Olympics

Preparing for the Olympics is a tedious task that can take years to complete. Countries need several Olympic gaming sites for each specific event, as well as housing in Olympic Village for all of the...

by Kate Hogan | on Aug 03, 2016

C.O.'s rally for safety

On Monday, August 1, the Nassau Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA) spoke at the Nassau County Legislature. President Brian Sullivan, along with all four of his Vice Presidents, came to...

by Gary Bonker | on Jul 27, 2016

Preventing serious accidents

We recently attended a 3rd District Workshop in July. These meetings are a free exchange of information, questions and ideas between Business Managers of IBEW Local Unions in the 3rd District. Topics...

by Workers Indepen... | on Jul 13, 2016

Nurses take on violence

National Nurses United is petitioning OSHA for a workplace violence prevention standard.  NNU Director of Health and Safety Bonnie Castillo says it was the 2010 death of their member Cynthia...

by Press and Media | on Jul 05, 2016

Suicide rates by Job

This article originally appeared in Newsday. Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large...

by Press and Media | on Jul 05, 2016

OSHA to make reports public

This article first appeared in Newsday, written by Jamie HerzlichMany employers will soon have an extra incentive to keep their workplaces safe: the threat of public scrutiny.A new Occupational...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2016

Setting livable wages in the third world

Running a large US retail company brings with it a lot of responsibility. As companies grow, so does its workforce. Sadly many retailers value profits over people and find it cheaper to outsource the...

by Alexis Barrau | on Jun 15, 2016

Silica the invisible killer

At least 1.7 million U.S. workers a year are exposed to respirable crystalline silica.  It is used in a variety of industries and occupations, including construction, sandblasting, and mining....

by Brian Young | on Jun 02, 2016

Wearable tech at work

When many people think of wearable technology the first thing that they think of is an Apple Watch, Google glasses, a Go Pro or a Fitbit.  While those fun toys were developed to benefit the tech...

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