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  • Departments November 18, 2009

    OSHA welcomes GAO’s report on under-reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses – OSHA finds problems identified in report alarming

    OSHA has published a News Release commenting on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the under-reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses and OSHA’s audit process. The report identifies a number of factors that may contribute to the inaccuracy of employer injury and illness records, as well as problems with the audits that OSHA conducts to

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  • Departments November 12, 2009

    Federal Guidelines Encourage Employers to Plan Now for Upcoming Influenza Season

    Recommendations Range from Encouraging Hand Washing to Allowing Some Employees to Stay Home  Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Gary Locke, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced new guidance for businesses to plan for and respond to the upcoming flu season. The guidance,

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  • Departments November 12, 2009

    New Type of OSHA Site Inspections for Recordkeeping Violations

    Hundreds of workplaces will be targeted for a new kind of inspection over the next year, according to information presented recently by OSHA personnel.  The agency is trying to identify the prevalence of “under-recording” of injuries and illnesses.    OSHA says it will select workplaces from thousands of employers who received an OSHA Data Initiative Survey

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  • Departments November 10, 2009

    What is Pride at Work?

    National Pride at Work (P@W) is affiliated as the newest constituency group of the AFL-CIO.  The Purpose of P@W is to mobilize mutual support between the organized labor movement and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community around organizing for social and economic justice. Pride at work strives to create a labor movement that

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  • Departments November 10, 2009

    What is the Labor Alliance for Latin American Advancement

    LCLAA was founded in 1972 by local Latino trade union committees to promote participation by Hispanic trade unionists in a more responsive labor movement.  LCLAA builds political empowerment of the Latino family, supports economic and social justice for all workers and promotes greater cultural diversity at the workplace. With 65 chapters throughout the country and

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