Trump to Construction and Maritime Workers on Workers Memorial Day: “Get Sick and Die.”

The Trump administration today — Workers Memorial Day — initiated its first real OSHA regulatory rollback — a proposed weakening or elimination of worker protections from deadly beryllium dust. While it’s not clear what is actually in the proposal that OSHA submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review yesterday, knowledgeable observers think its a weakening or elimination…

Houston Chronicle: Trump Budget will cause “Death and Destruction”

Well, actually, the Chronicle’s headline warning of  “death and destruction”  was from a quote by chemical safety consultant Paul Orum about Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). While little known to the masses, the CSB is to chemical disasters what the much better-funded National Transportation Safety Board is to airline crashes, train derailments…