Workplace safety a high priority for workers. A new study just released by the University of Chicago shows 85 percent of workers rate workplace safety more important than wages, sick pay and leave. Read more here.
OSHA comments on long work hours, fatigue and worker safety. “The relationship of long hours, worker fatigue and safety is a concern … since there is extensive evidence linking fatigue with operator error.” Read the full statement here.
Interim final rules on whistleblower procedures. New regulations, which cover workers filing complaints in the railroad, public transit, commercial motor carrier and consumer product industries, establish procedures for handling worker retaliation complaints, allow filing by phone as well as in writing and filing in languages other than English. Read more here.