Category: News for Stewards

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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Silica Regulations Would Save Hundreds of Worker Lives a Year

Posted by BCTGM - September 7, 2015 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA

Obama may join other presidents who have tried and failed to contain industrial dust. OSHA was supposed to finish reviewing public comment on its proposed rule in June. “If OSHA is unable to get out a rule on silica, something with such strong scientific evidence and completely feasible controls, then we can pretty much eliminate […]

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CLUW Launches Health Survey for Union Women

Posted by BCTGM - August 31, 2015 - Labor News, News for Stewards

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is committed to empowering union women.  Part of that commitment includes providing union women with important preventive health information. Taking that commitment to another level, CLUW recently released a short survey to aid in the development of a special online feature devoted to women’s health, with a particular […]

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