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OSHA fines Tyson 263k after faulty machine amputates worker’s finger

OSHA said the worker had his finger amputated by the machine when he was trying to remove chicken parts jammed in its conveyor belt.

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Sofitel hotel workers in L.A. invisible no more

Workers at the tony Sofitel in Beverly Hills are fed up with rampant wage theft, sexual harassment, and unsafe conditions.

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OSHA hits poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride, UFCW calls “medical malfeasance”

Pilgrim's Pride "did not furnish a place of employment free from the recognized hazards likely to cause or serious physical harm" to workers.

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OSHA hits Wisconsin shipyard with $1.4 million fine for lead poisoning of workers

OSHA shut the shipyard after inspectors found workers suffered from lead poisoning and exposure to harmful contaminants.

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OSHA to take first steps this fall towards potential rule to curb workplace violence

The request for a new rule came from National Nurses United; RNs have been prime victims of workplace violence.

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Nurses union asks OSHA for workplace violence standard

National Nurses United has formally petitioned OSHA to pass a new standard that would help prevent violent attacks on healthcare workers.

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Rail workers group condemns allowance of single-worker freight trains

Railroad workers are organizing for more effective rulemaking.

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Consumers League warns teens about summer jobs that can kill

"Always follow safety training. Working safely and carefully may slow you down, but ignoring safe work procedures is a fast track to injury."

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Washington, DC “Circulator” bus drivers win right to refuse to drive unsafe buses

Drivers of the popular bus line in downtown Washington will get paid on par with Metrobus drivers, and won't have to drive unsafe vehicles.

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Beyoncé sweatshop controversy shines spotlight on harsh conditions of working women

UK-based press reports that Sri Lankan workers who make Beyoncé's new clothing line are being exploited. Now what?

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