Calls Grow to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

Calls Grow to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer As the number of extreme heat days continues to rise, people working outside or in un-airconditioned buildings face increasing risks as there’s currently no federal standard protecting them from heat. From 1992 to 2017, heat killed 815 workers and seriously injured 70,000 in the United States. The Occupational Safety […]

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Hero of the Week: Smithfield Foods Whistleblower

Hero of the Week: Smithfield Foods Whistleblower

This week an anonymous employee at a Smithfield Foods meat processing facility wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post exposing the dangers that workers are subjected to in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak at the plant. The meat processing industry has been a hub of coronavirus outbreaks and workers are terrified to have to […]

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