There is no profit to be made from safety and most employers have bitterly resisted union and government efforts to make workplaces safer. It took decades of determined struggle to get OSHA established.
Tony Mazzocchi Key Leader In Fight For OSHA, “Founding Brother” of the Labor Party
Both Republican and Democrat congresses and administrations have whittled away at OSHA's resources leaving too many workplaces uninspected. This trend has greatly accelerated in the Bush years.
Death on the Job—The Toll of Neglect
Many workers believe Workers Compensation laws exist to protect them against unsafe employers. Actually the opposite is true. Workers Comp protects the boss against being sued by workers. Workers Comp sets fixed amounts to be paid for every conceivable injury or illness. Many states, including Missouri, have gutted Workers Comp in recent years.
Working people need to mobilize in both the workplace and politically to protect our health and safety on the job.
The Pioneer of Industrial Hygiene
If you have a specific question about a workplace safety or health issue send it to:
Mary J Erio , a Certified Industrial Hygienist, will respond.
Here are some links you may find of use:
Americans with Disabilities
Bureau of Labor Statistics Health and Safety Data
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Chemical Reference Links
Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard
Federal Railroad Administration Safety Page
Hazardous Chemical Database
Indoor Air Quality
Job Accommodation Network
Los Angeles RSI Support Group
Mine Safety and Health Administration
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly
RTK Net Right-to-Know Net
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Health & Safety Links Page
Violence in the Workplace
Workplace Injured (WI)
Teens @ Work
Some Other Major Union Health and Safety Sites
AFL-CIO Safety Page
International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers
United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers (UE)
New England Laborers' Health and Safety Fund
UMWA Black Lung Site
Labor/Community Safety/Health Coalitions
San Francisco, CA
Southeast Michigan Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health (SEMCOSH)
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)
Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH)
Working people need more clout to make our workplaces safer. See excerpts from the Labor Party program concerning safety and health.
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