Kurt Petermeyer -
OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers free, confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses nationwide. We asked Jason Evans, superintendent of Spanish Fort Water System in Spanish Fort, Alabama, to share more about his experience working with OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program partner, Alabama SafeState, to develop a heat illness prevention plan for the workplace.
How OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program is Helping Small Businesses Protect Workers from Extreme Heat
Kurt Petermeyer -
The Family and Medical Leave Act: Essential for Mental Health-Friendly Workplaces
Jessica Looman -
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides eligible workers with job-protected leave to take time away from work to care for themselves or their family members.
The 50th Anniversary of the 1972 Black Lung Benefits Act Amendment
Christopher J. Godfrey -
Today, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Lung Benefits Act Amendment.
Building Back Better: Reimagining the Care Economy
Elyse Shaw -
Child care is an essential need for parents in the workforce: People can’t work if they don’t have the security that their families are being cared for. Due to generations of underinvestment in the care economy, many families faced difficulties accessing and affording child care even prior to the pandemic.
A Server’s Plea for Help Leads to $1.2 Million in Back Wages
Brian Cleasby -
Food service workers often lose wages when employers keep their tips, pay on a tips-only basis, deduct meal costs from wages for dine-and-dash patrons, and withhold overtime from salaried kitchen staff that qualify for overtime pay. Read about Diego Jimenez, who worked long hours as a server at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant in Derry, New Hampshire for over four years. Diego regularly worked over 50 hours a week, serving customers and cleaning the restaurant, but the only compensation he received for his hard work were the tips paid by restaurant patrons.
Building Legacy Together: Our Communities’ Journey of Strength and Resilience
Nikkilia Lu -
Read more about Chief of Staff for the Women's Bureau, Nikkilia Lu, and her fight for intersectional justice for women workers.
Looking for a Mission Driven Career? We're Hiring!
Holly Coffey-Flynn -
Are you looking for a mission-driven career? We’re hiring! Join us for our virtual career fair on Friday, June 24, 2022, to learn more about positions at all levels open across the country.
The Connection Between Unions and Worker Safety
Leah Ford, Jeffrey Freund -
Last month, we observed Workers Memorial Day, a day when we remember and honor workers who lost their lives as a result of preventable workplace accidents and illnesses. A safe workplace should be ingrained in all of us and something we think about as a matter of course each day.