Bhopal

Bhopal

“Bhopal” For health and safety activists and public health people, that word sends shivers up our spines. Thinking of the disaster — where thousands died and many more thousands continue to suffer decades later — and the potential for similar disasters in the future. What I’ve found however, is that young people these days don’t…

House Holds Worthless Hearing on “Regulatory Reform”

Sometimes you just have to wonder why House Republicans even bother. Yesterday they wasted the taxpayer’s money holding a ridiculous hearing on“Regulatory Reform: Unleashing Economic Opportunity for Workers and Employers,” —  basically an Obama hate-fest.  You can watch it here if you have an hour and a half of your life that isn’t worth living.…

OSHA Alliance: Protecting Workers or Protecting the Chemical Industry?

OSHA may have strong principles about not issuing press releases that might embarrass companies that endanger or kill workers, but they’re gung-ho about press releases publicizing their cozy relationships with industry associations, especially where those relationships are actually helping those industry associations fight off regulatory activity in another state that would protect workers and consumers.…