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Only 10 Percent of OSHA Inspectors Think OSHA Can Protect Whistleblowers

Only 10 Percent of OSHA Inspectors Think OSHA Can Protect Whistleblowers
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established workers’ rights to safe workplaces, to refuse to labor in hazardous conditions and to be free from retaliation for reporting dangers. But OSHA, the underfunded agency charged with enforcing the law, can’t effectively shield either workers or whistleblowers. The agency is a soleless work boot – fine on the surface but failing its purpose.
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Leo W. Gerard
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Business Lobby Coalition Bands Together to Thwart Regulation of Deadly Silica Dust

Business Lobby Coalition Bands Together to Thwart Regulation of Deadly Silica Dust
A group of 11 building and contracting associations have come together to further delay OSHA’s Silica Dust Regulations. Their motivation? The bottom line, of course.
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Chemical That Is Banned in Some European Countries Takes IL Worker's Life, Results in Measly $77,200 Fine

Chemical That Is Banned in Some European Countries Takes IL Worker's Life, Results in Measly $77,200 Fine
Illinois-based Phoenix Industrial Cleaning has been fined $77,200 and issued 28 citations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the death of a worker who was overcome by toxic vapors while cleaning a storage tank.
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Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago Because Worker Safety is a Priority

Four years ago, President Bush put industry profits ahead of worker safety.  Immediately after John McCain lost the 2008 presidential election, the Bush administration scrambled to add new rules to the Code of Federal Regulations that would make it harder for then President-elect Obama to regulate workplace exposure to toxic substances and hazardous chemicals when he took office.
Now, by contrast, the United States has a president who is committed to protecting worker health and safety.  President Obama has over the past four years pushed for enforcement of rules to protect workers...
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