As safety questions, recall complications and threats of legal action continue to mount against Toyota, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows some potential good news for the beleaguered Japanese auto manufacturer.
National workplace exposure standards for thousands of chemicals have not been promulgated and hundreds of existing standards are much weaker than needed to protect workers. Yet, the Obama administration is pursuing policies that will slow the glacial pace of Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) exposure rulemaking even further, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
With the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs scheduled to hear testimony on Wednesday about proposed chemical security legislation, a new survey by the Center for American Progress identifies 554 drinking water and wastewater plants in 47 states that have replaced extremely hazardous substances with safer and more secure chemicals or processes.
Said OSHA deputy Jordan Barab at a speech last month: “Specifically, by scaling back our spending on the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and Alliances, OSHA will redirect compliance safety and health officer time previously spent on these compliance-assistance activities to inspections.
“I wonder how many people here saw or heard about a couple of recent opinion polls - one conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, and the other by CNN/Opinion Research?” asked OSHA deputy Jordan Barab at a speech last month in New Jersey.
Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health riffed on OSHA’s theme as the “new sheriff in town” at the New Jersey Occupational Safety and Health Education Program (OSHEP) Conference held in East Brunswick, New Jersey
Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other business groups have filed a petition in federal appeals court challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from stationary sources through the Clean Air Act. Joining the NAM on the petition are the American Petroleum Institute (API), the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), the National Association of Home Builders, the Corn Refiners Association, the Brick Industry Association, the Western States Petroleum Association, and the National Oilseed Processors Association.
The contradiction that showed U.S. employment and unemployment both going up in January is one of several complex aspects of the labor market's road from recession to recovery, The Conference Board reports.
Tomorrow’s meeting â€” “OSHA listens” â€” an exercise in Obama administration open, “transparent” government to be held at the Department of Labor building in Washington has attracted an all-star lineup of job safety and health experts.