2015 Fatality Data Gives Snapshot of Hazards Faced by American Workers

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By the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety Anthony Gabriele was engulfed in dry cement when a steel storage silo collapsed in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Michael James and Rube Solorio were doing maintenance on a dam elevator in Del Rio, Texas, when their scaffolding fell into the...
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What’s New and Noteworthy in the Clean Power Plan?

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By Andres Restrepo and Joanne Spalding, Sierra Club EPA first released the draft Clean Power Plan in June 2014 and over the course of the fourteen months that followed, the agency engaged in an extensive process of public outreach. It collecting over 4.3 million comments on all aspects of...
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Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Fret Over the New Proposed Overtime Rules

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By Michael Hancock, Economic Policy Institute President Obama recently announced a major overhaul of the rules governing the payment of overtime to salaried employees. These changes are long overdue and will finally align the overtime exemption for salaried employees with common sense and the...
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The Clean Power Plan Will Help Reduce Power Plant Pollutant Emissions Among Our Most Exposed Communities

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By Juan Declet-Barreto, Natural Resources Defense Council The EPA just released final rules to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. These rules, known collectively as the Clean Power Plan, are a huge step in reducing the dangerous power sector carbon pollution that accounts for 40...
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