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National COSH Releases Report Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Fire

March 24, 2011 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, together with the Cry Wolf Project released today a report commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire, which took place in New York City on March 25, 1911.
 

Steel Worker's Widow Sees Progress, but OSHA Fines Still Don't Do Justice

Great piece here on a fallen worker and his widow's effort to make sure that nothing like what happened to her husband happens to anyone ever again.
 
Read the story here
 

Press release: Congressional Committee Stages Spurious Hearing on OSHA’s Impact on Job Creation

 
National Council for
Occupational Safety and Health
Leading the fight for safe and healthy workplaces
 
 
For Immediate Release: February 15, 2011
 
For more information, contact:
Frank Gallagher
Tel: (207) 671-1768

From Politico: Report Dings Congress on Workplace Safety

Evidently, some Congressional staffers are just figuring out what workplace safety advocates have known for years -- like most state and local employees, they're not covered by OSHA regulations.
 
Read the full story here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49512.html

A Great Take on President Obama Trading Away American Worker Protections to Cozy Up to Business Interests

Celeste Monforton, a Lecturer at the George Washington University School of Public Health's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, spent a decade working for the US Department of Labor and is currently on the team investigating the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster. In her blog, she makes a compelling case that OSHA has become a primary target for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and that President Obama is all too willing to trade away worker protections if it helps him score political points with the Republicans.
 

The Kleen Energy Blast: One Year Later

The Hartford Courant featured an excellent package yesterday on the notorious Kleen Energy plant explosion that killed six workers and injured 50 others one year ago today. The new, rebuilt plant is set to open in two months. Are workers any safer today than they were one year ago?
 

Press Release: Obama Administration Courts Business Interests at Workers’ Expense

 
National Council for
Occupational Safety and Health
Leading the fight for safe and healthy workplaces
 
 
For Immediate Release: January 28, 2011
 
For more information, contact:
Frank Gallagher
Tel: (207) 671-1768

OSHA Decision on Noise Will Hurt Workers

This decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to withdraw its proposed interpretation of the federal noise standard, which would have specified that employers need to protect workers from excess noise exposure using engineering and administrative controls, when feasible, is bad for workers. Without a doubt, some workers will suffer hearing loss because of it.

CSB Shut out of CT Power Plant Explosion Site

Several news outlets today report that the mayor of Middletown, CT is blocking US Chemical Safety Board investigators from the site of the power plant explosion there that killed five workers on Sunday. The CSB's mission is to investigate such disasters so that we can learn lessons to avoid such tragedies in the future. It is critical to their success that they be allowed prompt access to the site.
 

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