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At Electric Boat, improved shipyard safety was a prelude to slowing spread of coronavirus

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Before Electric Boat began the work of slowing the spread of the coronavirus, the submarine manufacturer turned its attention to improving safety at its shipyards in Groton and Quonset Point, R.I.

Kevin Graney, the president of Electric Boat, arrived last October from the National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., a subsidiary of ...Read more

Amazon engineering elites engage in rare public debate over company's coronavirus safety response, worker treatment

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Tim Bray's resignation from Amazon in protest of its firing worker activists has sparked a rare public debate among the company's engineering elite, with at least two other top engineers posting responses online Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Amazon confirmed that one of its warehouse employees in New York died of COVID-19 -- the fifth known pandemic ...Read more

As COVID-19 Lurks, Families Are Locked Out Of Nursing Homes. Is It Safe Inside?

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Families are beset by fear and anxiety as COVID-19 makes inroads at nursing homes across the country, threatening the lives of vulnerable older adults.

Alarmingly more than 10,000 residents and staff at long-term care facilities have died from COVID infections, according to an April 23 analysis of state data by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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US backs contentious meat-plant changes with supply at risk

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As American meat producers are forced to shutter and slow output at plants amid coronavirus outbreaks, the U.S. government is giving companies a green light to run some facilities at higher speeds -- something experts and labor advocates have long said is dangerous for workers.

In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and ...Read more

Senators press Jeff Bezos on Amazon's coronavirus workplace safety measures

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Four U.S. Senators pressed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday for details on how the company is keeping its workers safe, after one of its U.S. warehouse employees tested positive for COVID-19 in New York.

Amazon employees across the country, rushing to fulfill a surge in online orders as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads, have called out ...Read more


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