Farm Bill Drops OSHA Language that Would Have Endangered Chem Plant Workers

OSHA Chemical

Workers in chemical facilities and those living nearby can sleep easier after the US Congress declined to include language in the long-awaited Farm Bill that would have forced OSHA to write regulatory language into the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard that would have threatened the lives of chemical plant workers and those living nearby. PSM…

It’s Beginning to Look at Lot Like HanukkahChristmasKwanza: Buy Books

Whatever you celebrate — or if you’re just into Winter Solstice gift-giving, you can give the gift of books to friends and family that you want to indoctrinate into the wonderful world of labor and occupational safety and health.  They will thank you. And you will thank me for giving you lots of good ideas.…

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…

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Battle for Workplace Safety: Short Stuff

Your job or you unborn child. Your job or your bladder. Your job or your life. These are the choices that far too many workers still have to make every day, in the 21st century, in the United States of America. Just got back from vacation and lots of troubling stuff has been happening while…