OSHA

The other form of violence

April 19, 2013 - While terrorism and gun violence dominated this week's headlines, the tragedy at a Texas fertilizer plant points to another danger that for most of the population is actually a more significant threat: industrial accidents.

The risks of being employed

August 6, 2012 - The number of workplaces with egregiously bad safety records has doubled in the past year. OSHA's effort to focus on these employers is laudable -- but is it enough?

The deadly Sago mine

January 5, 2006 - Kevin Drumm relays an interesting post from Ellen Smith, editor of Mine Safety and Health News, about the unfolding mining disaster in West Virginia:

15 Workers a Day

April 29, 2005 - Today is Worker's Memorial Day, our time to remember the 15 workers who die every day on the job, largely because of dangerous working conditions. The following post from Confined Space is long but worth the read. And as Mother Jones said, "pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."