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Oil Spill Cleanup Causing Illness Among Workers
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BP has hired 22,000 workers to combat the Gulf oil spill, and many of these workers are already becoming ill from the toxic clean up chemicals and may have long-term workers' compensation claims. Source: Johnston, Moore & Thompson Read More

OSHA Limits Fail to Protect Gulf Coast Oil Spill Workers
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - The Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog says OSHA has failed to update permissible exposure limits (PELs) for toxic chemicals since 1971, reflecting science from the 1960's, and Gulf Coast oil spill workers are not adequately... Read More

US DoL Focuses on Workers' Safety as Oil Cleanup Activities Ramps Up
Posted on 4 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels is in Louisiana today with a team of experienced hazardous materials professionals leading an effort to ensure that oil spill cleanup... Read More

House Committee Holds Hearing to Discuss BP Oil Spill Worker Safety
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing to discuss worker safety in the oil industry, with much of the testimony focused on safety in the oil spill cleanup industry. The head of OSHA says he doesn't trust... Read More