Worker Safety in (minimum wage) Fast Food Jobs

business_ethics_highlights_2What’s the connection between low-wage jobs and crummy working conditions? Do they go hand in hand? Or is one a tool for activists hoping to focus attention on the other? >>>

McDonald’s workers told to treat burns with condiments, survey shows (The Guardian)

McDonald’s workers who have suffered severe burns in their workplace filed 28 health and safety complaints against the company in 19 cities over the past two weeks, a labor group announced on Monday.

The complaints, which were filed with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well as state safety and health authorities, allege that many of the injuries occurred because of understaffing and the pressure to work fast. After such accidents occurred, management often lacked first-aid supplies to treat the injuries and instead often told the workers to treat their burns with condiments…..


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