Short Stuff: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Battle for Safe Workplaces

Bad News For Supporters of Silica-related Disease: As of October 23, OSHA’s Silica rule has finally come into full effect. The silica standard, issued in 2016 will save hundreds of workers every year from death due to silicosis, lung cancer and kidney disease, and help thousands of others who would have suffered other diseases.  OSHA…

California Fires: Firefighters Aren’t The Only Ones At Risk

Over 40 people have been killed in the California fires. All but one, so far, have been residents; only one fire-fighter has died in a vehicle-related incident. But the risk to firefighters who throw themselves in danger to protect people and property in California and elsewhere is clear. We’ve seen far too many cases of…