Category: OSHA

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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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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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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