Posts Tagged ‘dangers of silica dust’

May
2013
29

SF Bay Bridge, Partially Built With Chinese Parts and Labor, Experiencing Dangerous Bolt Failures

SF Bay Bridge, Partially Built With Chinese Parts and Labor, Experiencing Dangerous Bolt Failures
  In June of 2011, we questioned the logic of using Chinese steel and labor on the massive San Francisco Bay Bridge renovation project. ¬†The call for homegrown job-creation was as audible as at any time in President Obama’s tenure and the need for bolstering U.S. manufacturing was no less pressing. We weren’t alone in [&hellip...
Feb
2012
6

Private Meetings and Special Interests are Holding Up New Safety Regulations for Silica Dust

Private Meetings and Special Interests are Holding Up New Safety Regulations for Silica Dust
Last year, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that they would begin to enforce stricter worker safety standards when it comes to exposure to silica dust. The regulations, however, have been stalled for over a year by the White House Office of Management and Budget. Now, NPR is reporting...
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