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More deregulation by Trump: Ditching mine safety requirements

The Trump administration's deregulatory zeal has infiltrated the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Trump's appointee is insisting that a safety examination performed while miners are working is as protective as one performed before miners begin their work.

CHIP provides health insurance to nearly 9 million kids. Its funding expires on Sept. 30.

Earlier this week, members of the Senate Finance Committee announced an agreement to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The announcement had been anxiously awaited by families and advocates across the nation, as the program’s federal funding expires in about two weeks. Show More Summary

Cal/OSHA’s disappearing funds – where’s the money?  

In the last two years, the California Legislature has provided the Department of Industrial Relations with significantly increased financial resources to enhance the effectiveness of Cal/OSHA and better protect the 19 million workers...Show More Summary

Occupational Health News Roundup

Labor unions are becoming de facto immigrant rights groups; Trump pick to head MSHA is a former coal executive; Cal/OSHA opens more investigations into Goodwill's safety conditions; and a new memorial honors first responders who became ill after exposures during the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

Worth reading: Hurricanes and Trump’s war on science

Articles on the public-health toll from hurricanes, plus pieces on DACA, hookworm, and "President Trump's War on Science."

Labor Day yearbook: All workers deserve safety, dignity, respect and justice on the job

Typically, we like to end the annual “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety” on an uplifting note. But this time around — to be honest — that was a hard sell.

New yearbook highlights worker health and safety research from the last year

Scholars at research institutions and non-profit organizations had a busy year publishing their findings on the impact of work on health. The final section of "The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety" highlights our best picks from the peer-reviewed and grey literature.

Exceptional reporting by journalists featured in worker safety yearbook

Journalists played an important role last year in bringing attention to the human toll of workplace hazards. One section of "The Year in US Occupational Health & Safety" is devoted to the best reporting from national and regional reporters.

New yearbook recaps worker safety highs and lows at the federal level

At the federal level, worker safety and health policies swung from high points to low points over the last 12 months. Those highs and lows--from new OSHA protections issued by the Obama administration to proposed rollbacks of funding and regulations by the Trump administration. Show More Summary

A Labor Day tradition: Sixth annual yearbook on worker health and safety released today

For the sixth year in a row, we present “The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety,” our attempt to document the year’s highs and lows as well as the challenges ahead.

Surveys of safety net providers find worsening rates of burnout, professional satisfaction

Across the country, federally qualified health centers provide a critical safety net, delivering needed medical care regardless of a person’s ability to pay. And so it’s worrisome when researchers document a sharp increase in dissatisfaction among the clinicians and staff who make those centers run.

Sandy to Harvey: will lessons from day laborers be learned or forgotten?

Day laborers who rebuilt neighborhoods following Superstorm Sandy shared their expertise to ensure that future disaster clean-up activities are done safely. Will the lessons they provide be learned in Houston?

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