Although the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states that American workers are entitled to “safe and healthful” occupational conditions, the workplace is a dangerous and all-too-often deadly environment for many.
According to recent reports by MSNBC and the Center for Public Integrity, 4,551 employees were killed on the job in 2009. That figure is more than the total number of U.S. troops killed in the nine-year Iraq war. An additional 50,000 people are estimated to die of work-related diseases each year.
These deaths are often preventable and are frequently the...Read More