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On A Day to Mourn Workers Who Died On the Job, COVID-19 Looms Large
Posted On: Apr 28, 2021
Apr. 28, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | This Workers Memorial Day has a different timbre than previous ones, which have tended to focus on explosions, transportation accidents, falls, trench collapses and other easily measurable events, as opposed to chronic, work-related diseases, which develop over time and take an estimated 95,000 lives a year. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a fearsome, invisible layer of risk to all of this. And the government agency responsible for workplace health and safety enforcement, which turns 50 today, is under pressure to do something about it. … Center for Public Integrity
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