Posts Tagged ‘occupational hazard’

Dec
2014
8

UPS, FedEx Among the Companies Who Lobby to Keep Exhausted Drivers, Pilots on the Job

UPS, FedEx Among the Companies Who Lobby to Keep Exhausted Drivers, Pilots on the Job
  When we think of occupational hazards, two primary types of situations come to mind: people working without proper training or without proper equipment. The result can be anything from a fall to a tragic encounter with a dangerous piece of equipment. Just as dangerous, however, can be something as unassuming as fatigue, especially in...
May
2014
13

REPORT: Less Than 1% of NY’s Workplaces Were Inspected by OSHA Last Year

REPORT: Less Than 1% of NY's Workplaces Were Inspected by OSHA Last Year
  A new report from Public Citizen shows that New York lost $10.9 billion between 2010 and 2012 due to occupational injuries.  An even more alarming figure is OSHA’s budget for fiscal year 2012: $583 million, or $4 for each U.S. worker.   Underfunding saddles OSHA with a nearly impossible task. There are 115 inspectors [&hellip...
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