(NPR) We Don’t Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here’s Why

Asher TobinFood Processing, In The News

Beef sides hang in a chilling room at a slaughterhouse in Nebraska.

(NPR) A slaughterhouse is a safer place to work than it used to be, according to a government report. But data gathered by federal regulators doesn’t likely capture all the risks faced by meat and poultry workers. In an update to a 2005 report criticizing safety conditions for workers in the meat industry, the Government Accountability Office says injuries and illnesses are still… Continue Reading (NPR) We Don’t Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here’s Why

Reckless Endangerment: How New York City’s Unsafe Commercial Garbage Trucks Put Us All at Risk

Asher TobinIn The News, Solid Waste Recycling

A picture of a tv screen. On the TV there is a garbage turned on its side blocking a street at night.

Reckless Endangerment, a report by Transform Don’t Trash NYC and Transportation Alternatives, details how New York City’s private sanitation companies operate garbage trucks with high rates of faulty brakes, bad tires, broken signals, and unsecured cargo, which endanger workers, pedestrians, and other street users. U.S. Department of Transportation violation records of the largest sanitation companies operating in New York City show that 48%… Continue Reading Reckless Endangerment: How New York City’s Unsafe Commercial Garbage Trucks Put Us All at Risk

Are you interested in occupational injuries in the solid waste industry?

Asher TobinIn The News, Solid Waste Recycling

Sanitation works smile in front of their truck on a street

Download: Safe Recycling Report Zero waste is the future. Growth in the recycling economy has the potential to not only conserve the environment, but also create 1.5 million new jobs. But research indicates that recycling work can be dangerous, with injury rates more than double the national average. By addressing this problem, local governments have an opportunity to secure the sustainability… Continue Reading Are you interested in occupational injuries in the solid waste industry?