Latest Occupational health News

Audit urges changes to save on state worker health care

Nov. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An audit has found that the cost of Vermont state employee health care jumped between 2010 and 2019 and urged changes to save money. The report released Friday by State Auditor Doug Hoffer found that the cost of annual medical reimbursements for...

Whitmer vetoes ban on fining employers for COVID violations

Nov. 12, 2021 18:16 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed a bill that would prohibit Michigan's workplace safety agency from fining employers for first-time violations of COVID-19 rules and require reimbursements if they violated her 2020 executive orders that were later declared...

In shift, UK to require COVID vaccination for health workers

Nov. 09, 2021 09:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government says all health care staff who work with the public will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus starting in April, despite concerns the move could drive thousands of people to quit their jobs. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said...

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

Sep. 16, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated. The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few...