High Heel Petition Goes to New Heights for Flats

The British Parliament debated a petition to make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work on March 6, 2017.

The petition, which received more than 152,000 signatures, was created by Nicola Thorp after she was she was sent home without pay for refusing to wear high heels between 2 and 4 inches high while at work.

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Despite oppression, Black atheists fight to be heard

Atheists are the most hated minority in America. Former U.S. President George Bush once said, “I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.” Black atheists tend to experience this discrimination the most.

Video game industry works to generate money, style

Cookie Monster, meet the brutal legend, Eddie Riggs. Brutal Riggs, this is Cookie Monster. These two legends are both beautifully brutal but boast unique personas, all while living under the same Double Fine roof. Passion fuels this video game production company and while money is tight, this passion has proven to be a viable source to keep things running thus far.

Willis Earl Beal, a treasure worth the hunt

There is nothing more intricate than a simple man.

Willis Earl Beal, 27, is a musician without any form of online presence. Beal says he prefers to keep it that way. His music is beautiful.

Survival of the Evolution Lesson Plan

The majority of biology teachers are reluctant to teach evolution, found two political scientists after studying U.S. public school biology instructors. Additionally, creationism is given at least an hour of class time and put in a positive light by 13 percent of the nation’s biology teachers.

‘Mancession’ Brings New Majority to the Workforce: Women

“Mancession” is the new nickname thrown around for the recession that began in 2007. The majority of those who lost their job during the recession were men, the same gender whose presence continues to grow as a minority in higher education campuses across the country. This year, for the first time in American history, women now make up a majority of the workforce in highly paid managerial and professional positions, holding down the fields at 51.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How the Most Dangerous Industries Fail to Protect Women

Over the past three decades, the number of women in the nation’s most dangerous jobs, such as construction, continues to grow. When women enter these jobs, however, the majority of women find workplaces continue to remain unfit for female workers.

After Tragic Incident, Man Seeks to Eliminate Human Suffering

Terry Hughes does not have any letters behind his name. However, Hughes has a message for OSH professionals and delivers it with passion.
“My definition of safety is the elimination of human suffering,” he says. “We have to make the right choices so that we do our job the right way every time. We have to make safety a full-time job and not a part-time practice.”

NIOSH Establishes Center for Occupational Robotics Research

When  NIOSH began to research robots in the early 1980s, its research was limited to robots that were designed to work in isolation from workers, such as in cages or cells. Robots have since become prevalent and more advanced; they are the modern coworker. Few studies, however, have assessed the benefits and risks of robots in the workplace.