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
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...
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...
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...