Jena McGregor, The Washington Post Published 7:25 pm PST, Friday, December 21, 2018 One of the largest U.S. drug-testing laboratories has analyzed its millions of urine drug test results by industry for the first time, and found the two industries with the highest rate of positive test results for marijuana were also two that have to deal with consumers. Some 5.3 percent of tests given to retail trade workers, and 4.7 percent of those given to health care and social assistance workers came back positive, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics. The analysis, which comes from examining more than 10 million test results that are part of the lab company's Drug Testing Index, found that five of 16 industries saw double-digit increases in the rate of positive test results between 2015 and 2017. They included not only retail but transportation and warehousing, finance and insurance and wholesale trade, showing an increase in positive test results at a time when more … [Read more...] about Why drug testing at work ‘is the new don’t ask, don’t tell’
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Shona Ghosh, provided by Published 4:14 am PDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Getty A woman has said she became homeless after being injured while working at an Amazon warehouse in Texas last year. Vickie Shannon Allen, who has documented her eviction and experiences on YouTube, told The Guardian she was injured because of a faulty workstation in October. Allen's story is similar to horror stories that many Amazon workers told Business Insider earlier this year. It also echoes third-party reports of warehouse injuries. Amazon said it didn't recognize Allen's portrayal of working conditions, adding that it was proud of its safety record. Vickie Shannon Allen, a 49-year-old former Amazon warehouse employee in Texas, says she is now homeless after being injured at work last year. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Royal Family Gives Rare Glimpse Inside Buckingham Palace Media: Buzz 60 Tom Cruise's First Jobs as a Kid Media: Wibbitz This New … [Read more...] about An Amazon staffer is posting YouTube videos of herself living in a warehouse parking lot after an accident at work (AMZN)
News / UK and world by Press Association July 21, 2018, 6:40 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A highly ornate 18th century clock has been unveiled at York Art Gallery. The remarkable object features dancing figures, spinning stars, music, and waterfall effects – all housed in a velvet and gold case. A figure of Hercules strikes a bell at the top of the timepiece to mark the quarter-hours. Visitors to the museum will be able to see the clock in action on Wednesday and Saturdays. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph In video: Watch a whimsical ancient clock at work Hundreds attend vigils for victims of US duck boat accident Tom Hardy’s Venom leans on his portrayal of the Kray twins in Legend Smart meters might not deliver expected benefits to consumers, report warns … [Read more...] about In video: Watch a whimsical ancient clock at work
MOTORISTS have been warned of major delays around the M60 after an overnight crash. Here's what we know about the smash and ensuing delays. Is the M60 closed? Highways England say the anti-clockwise section of the motorway between junction 19 and junction 18 is expected to "remain closed for several hours". Overhead gantry signs on the motorway say the road will be shut "until at least 11am". Anti-clockwise traffic is being diverted off the M60 at junction 19 and back onto the motorway at junction 18. What was the accident at junction 19? A man died and two others were seriously injured after a three-car smash on the M60 motorway in the early hours of this morning. Police are now investigating the tragedy, scouring the scene for clues as the two other men injured in the crash are treated in hospital. Authorities were called to the M60, between the junctions 18 and 19, about 3.30am to reports of a crash. Once there, they tragically found one man had died at the scene with another … [Read more...] about Is the M60 closed, what was the accident at junction 19 and when will the motorway reopen?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Dialogues on occupational safety and health policies are essential to share information and increase understanding among employers, workers, trade unions and agencies, according to an official. Lê Tấn Dũng, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, made the comment at a dialogue of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health yesterday on polices and laws on labour safety and hygiene. He affirmed the dialogue was an opportunity to suggest, amend and supplement policies and laws to match reality. The meeting aims to discuss difficulties and obstacles in the implementation of the law on labour safety and hygiene. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), about 6,400 workers die each day worldwide as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases and 680,000 are injured at work a day. The burden of injury, sickness and death has led to severe human and economic damage, … [Read more...] about Dialogue on safety at work