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The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers Lives
Health & Wellness  (tags: Radium girls, deaths, workers safety, cancer, OSHA, occupational hazards )

- 743 days ago -
The radium girls case was one of the first in which an employer was made responsible for the health of the companys employees. It led to life saving regulations and ultimately to the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA
Demand OSHA Protect Coffee Roasters From Lung Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: Diacetyl, coffee roasting, lung disease, OSHA, NIOSH, bronchiolitis obliterans )

- 1302 days ago -
A new Center for Disease Control study found an alarming number of workers in a Texas coffee roasting facility with severe lung disease. So why isn't OSHA protecting these workers?
Disease Victims Often Shut Out of Workers' Comp System
Health & Wellness  (tags: OSHA, Trichloroethylene, Social programs, Types of insurance, Employment compensation, Workers' compensation, Asbestos, US labor law, Actuarial science, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, Occupational Disease )

- 1319 days ago -
Legal barriers for sick workers can be insurmountable; costs are shifted to families and federal programs such as Medicare.
If You Could Decrease a Workplace's Injury Rate By 65 Percent, Would You?
Health & Wellness  (tags: labor, healthcare, nurses, workplace safety, OSHA )

- 1438 days ago -
When nurses can't speak up about unsafe hospital conditions without risking their jobs, both labor and the public lose a powerful potential advocate.
Please Sign: Tell OSHA to Improve Safety Standards for Hurricane Sandy Responders
Health & Wellness  (tags: OSHA, Hurricane Sandy, asbestos hazards, clean-up, workers health, respirators, environmental health, disaster clean-up, health hazardsrisks, safety, protection, government, prevention )

- 2389 days ago -
The Bush Administration relaxed OSHA standards during the rush to clean up after 9/11, compromising workers' health and safety, with devastating results for thousands. Now those same mistakes are being repeated with recovery efforts following Sandy.
EPA Whistleblower Accuses Agency of Covering Up Effects of Toxic Dispersant in BP Oil Gush Cleanup
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gulf oil disaster, whistleblower, BP, massive cover-up, govt, OSHA, EPA, exposure truth, toxic dispersants, 5, 000 feet down, illness, wildlife, cleanup workers, life expectancy, Exxon Valdez, Agent Orange, Sen Mikulski, Congressmen:, Markey, Nadler )

- 3253 days ago -
2M gallons Corexit poured into Gulf only hide gusher volume & save BP $. Obama adm: sock puppets for BP cover-up; not admitting toxic dispersants' effects. People, dolphins- hemorrhaging. Most ExxonValdez cleanup workers now dead- lived only to 50 yrs
Want to Know Why All Those Dangerous Products Are in the US? You Can Thank Bush
Health & Wellness  (tags: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Food and Drug Administration, OSHA, manufacurers, Bush, industry, poisoned food, unsafe toys, imported products, Bush administration, consumer safety )

- 4307 days ago -
The Bush administration has watered down the rules meant to keep American consumers safe. Industry-friendly hacks rule the agencies that oversee the nation's workplaces, food suppliers, environment and consumer goods. This should make you scream "WTF????"

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