We Can Do More for Worker Safety

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By AFSCME Workers Memorial Day is this Sunday, April 28, when we honor workers killed or injured on the job. On this day in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed. For almost half a century, OSHA has been charged with helping to ensure safe and healthy...
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Four New (Old) Ways the White House Is Trying to Restrict Science for Policymaking

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the White House issued new “guidance” for the Administration to “Improve Implementation of the Information Quality Act”. Unfortunately, it reads like a re-hashing of some of the worst...
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Health Experts Defend EPA IRIS on EtO Cancer Risk

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By Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council Ethylene Oxide—abbreviated as EO or EtO—is one of the hazardous industrial chemicals that the Cancer Lobby is vigorously defending. The chemicals industry’s tactics include science-denial and relying on its friends in the Trump EPA. Now, in a...
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On Worker Memorial Day: Remember the Fallen and Continue the Fight for Workplace Safety and Health

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists When you wake up and roll out of bed this Sunday (April 28, 2019), count your blessings. Sure, maybe it’s just another work day for you; it certainly is for the millions of people who will be working in the stores, restaurants, and...
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EPA Yet Again Fails to Set Health-Protective Levels for PFAS

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By Anna Reade, Natural Resources Defense Council Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft interim recommendations for addressing groundwater contaminated with PFOA and PFOS, just two of a class of approximately 4,700 chemicals of health and environmental concern...
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