Tag: Workplace safety

Nervous workers struggle to adjust to new mask policies

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NEW YORK — An abrupt relaxation of mask policies has left workers at some retail and grocery stores reeling as they try to sort...

US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts

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OMAHA, Neb. — Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that sometimes stretch for miles, the companies have drastically reduced staffing...

Walmart sales soared, essential workers got scant protection

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during...

Union leaders decry Indiana’s high rate of worker deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana labor union leaders are calling for improved workplace safety enforcement with the state‚Äôs rate of deaths while working about one-third higher...

Top regulator warns of COVID-19 hazards inside Iowa Capitol

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A top workplace safety regulator warned the Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature that conditions inside the state Capitol are...

Complaint may spur review of meat industry’s virus response

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OMAHA, Neb. — A union complaint about whether an Oklahoma meatpacking plant is doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus could test the...

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a...