Monthly Archives: November 2018

Labor Department Stresses Safety, Pay on Eve of Black Friday

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) are reminding employers to protect worker safety and pay as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. “Whether employees are stocking shelves, packing boxes, delivering product, or selling merchandise, they have the right to a safe workplace,” said […]

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Consumers Advised to Avoid Romaine Lettuce

Public health and food safety officials in the U.S. and Canada are investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli  (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert today in which it advises consumers not to eat romaine lettuce. Retailers and restaurants are instructed […]

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Injury and Illness Rate Continues Decline

Private industry employers reported approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses at a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers in 2017, according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly one-third of occupational injuries and illnesses resulted in days away from work (DAFW). The BLS reports: […]

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