Posts tagged "occupational health and safety"
Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers

Advocates: Green jobs should be safe for environment and for workers

As our nation moves toward greener power sources like solar and wind, “no worker or community should be roadkill on the path to a better future.”
Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

Q&A with worker safety advocate Celeste Monforton: Worker health is public health

APHA member Celeste Monforton talks with us about worker health and safety as chronicled in the new edition of “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety."
Silica rule grants new protections for U.S. workers

Silica rule grants new protections for U.S. workers

U.S. workers won protections from respirable crystalline silica thanks to a new rule announced yesterday by the U.S Department of Labor.

Sept. 11 news: Black women walking program, FDA and food safety, school-based health centers

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA releases book on occupational safety and health policy

APHA’s latest book, “Occupational Safety and Health Policy,” explores the role of policy at all levels in improving workplace safety.

Obama calls for expanded access to family, medical leave for US workers

Find out more about the Obama administration's initiatives to make health and well-being a top priority for workers and their families in the U.S.

OSHA announces proposal to protect workers from silica dust

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Friday a new rule to protect workers from illnesses caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The proposal will prevent up to 700 deaths and 1,600 cases of silicosis annually.

Injury, illness among low-wage workers cost $39 billion

People working in low-paying jobs represent a growing proportion of the U.S. workforce and are particularly vulnerable to financial stresses resulting from work-related injury and illness that cost the nation $39 billion in 2010, according to a new brief out today.

Delay in silica safety protections draws rebuke from occupational health experts

More than 300 occupational health and safety experts sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging action on long-delayed protections that would help safeguard workers from inhalation of potentially fatal crystalline silica.