Category: Health & Safety

Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living.

Posted by BCTGM - April 28, 2017 - Health & Safety, OSHA, Workers Memorial Day WorkersMemorialDay

The important worker safety and health gains that the BCTGM and the American labor movement have fought for and won are now threatened. The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on regulations. The president has ordered that for every new protection, two existing safeguards must be removed from the books. At the same time, […]

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150 Workers Die on the Job Every Day

Posted by BCTGM - April 26, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Health & Safety DeathOnJob 2017

Nobody should be in danger for a dollar, but 4,836 people died in 2015 at work from machine malfunctions, equipment failures, falls from construction equipment, and other deadly and preventable causes. More than 50,000 people died from those work-related injuries and illnesses. These are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, folks who simply worked for […]

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BCTGM Fights to Protect Health & Safety Records to Save Lives

Posted by BCTGM - March 2, 2017 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA News

The Congressional and White House attacks on worker rights and health and safety continue. On Wednesday March 1, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 83, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval, that would repeal an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that clarifies an employer’s responsibility to maintain accurate records of […]

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Some Food Flavorings Can Be Dangerous for Food Workers

Posted by BCTGM - October 26, 2016 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA fooddangers

WHY ARE FOOD FLAVORINGS A PROBLEM FOR FOOD INDUSTRY WORKERS? Some chemicals may be present in food flavorings that can cause permanent lung damage when inhaled. This danger initially became public when federal investigators identified a serious lung disease in workers exposed to a chemical known as diacetyl, which is used in butter-flavored popcorn production. […]

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The Fight for Latino Workers’ Lives on the Job

Posted by BCTGM - June 22, 2016 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards The-Fight-for-Latino-Workers-Lives-on-the-Job_blog_post_fullWidth

Too many Latino workers face disease, major injury and death while laboring in dangerous jobs with inadequate safeguards. In 2014, 804 Latino workers died on the job, with 64% of these fatalities being Latino workers born outside of the United States. Latino worker deaths recently have decreased even though more Latinos are working in the construction […]

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