Worker critically injured at old Hartford office supply building

A construction worker was critically injured Wednesday when he was hit by a brick that fell from the former Hartford Office Supply Co. building. The brick cracked the worker’s hard hat, according to the contractor on the project. Hartford Courant

Undercover video shows construction workers drinking on lunch break

Everywhere you look around the downtown Boston area, a building boom is rapidly changing the skyline. There is seemingly a construction site on every corner. Workers arrive early, fire up heavy machinery, and climb high into the sky as the latest project takes shape. Without a doubt, construction work is a dangerous job. But an […]

Pilgrim’s Pride cited for safety violations at West Virginia plant

Fed-OSHA has cited Pilgrim’s Pride for safety violations at the company’s poultry processing plant in Moorefield. The agency says says one employee suffered a fractured arm after contacting an unguarded machine shaft while operating a conveyor system. Another employee fell while refilling a machine with an inadequate step for employee access. WTRF (Wheeling, W.V.)

When workplaces try fragrance bans

It’s not clear how many suffer from “multiple chemical sensitivity,” though the Society for Human Resource Management says fragrance policies are among the top five inquiries it gets from members. And it’s not always clear what an employer is required to do. NPR [with audio]

Mold outbreak threatens Georgia school

A mold outbreak at a Peachtree City, Georgia elementary school has parents worried, and school leaders racing to clean the classrooms and ease fears. WXIA (Atlanta) [with video]