A safety standard created by the lawn mower industry hasn't stopped riding mowers from backing over and seriously injuring small children.
Writer: Eli Wolfe
887 workers were killed in falls in 2017, the highest number reported by the government in nearly 30 years. Preventing workers from falling off roofs, scaffolds, ladders and other elevated surfaces should be simple. Public information about fall hazards is widely available, and so is equipment and training. Safety regulations are effective when followed. Yet the deaths continue to mount.
Federal officials concede that the death toll is an undercount. Fatalities involving some trail machines are not included.
When sued for withholding records, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fared poorly in court.
Pesticides released by bug bombs can linger in homes for weeks at a time, which some researchers claim is a potential health risk.
Agency won't require employers to routinely report detailed internal records of worker injuries or illnesses.
For years, truck drivers hauling billions in consumer goods have complained about rampant wage law violations by the trucking firms that hire them. But even when truckers’ claims have been upheld by state authorities, they have often found it nearly impossible to collect.
A fateful decision by Congress more than 40 years ago gives the sites unique immunity from safety oversight, even as hundreds of employees have been killed or seriously injured.
Without explanation, officials eventually altered crash data, revealing a death toll more than 3 times higher than previously acknowledged.
Despite mounting casualties from crashes of recreational off-highway vehicles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has shot down a proposal to track injuries and deaths involving the popular trail machines.
A new survey has found that nearly 50 percent of emergency physicians have been physically assaulted on the job.
For the second time in recent months, the U.S. Department of Labor has extracted penalties from a California farm business blamed for the deadly crash of a vehicle transporting migrant field workers to their jobs.
For the third time in six years, a branch of one of the world’s largest cargo-handling companies has been accused by workplace safety authorities of a willful violation linked to a worker’s death.
It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.