Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on OSHA delays

Full Committee Hearing – Time Takes Its Toll: Delays in OSHA’s Standard-Setting Process and the Impact on Worker Safety

Here’s the video of the hearing

Here’s the testimony of Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH , Clinical Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health University of WA School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Retired Director of State OSHA Program at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Seattle, WA

“OSHA doesn’t kill jobs — it keeps jobs from killing people.” — Sen. Harkin

Here’s the 1938 video, Stop Silicosis, made by the Department of Labor under Secretary Frances Perkins.

Radium City — a 1987 documentary about the Illinois Radium Girls

Thanks to Mary B. in Dangerous Work for sharing this documentary about the Radium Girls in the Ottawa, IL Westclox plant. There are many interviews with radium workers, who gone now. . .

Here’s a New York Times review:

The suppressed OSHA films

On Saturday, April 7, the class will view “Can’t Take No More,” a film made and distributed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1980. In 1981, with the shift to the Reagan Administration, OSHA recalled all of the copies of the film, and two others in the series.

Labor organizer tortured and killed in Bangladesh — exposed dangerous work in factories that produce US label clothes.

Here’s a Nightline segment about those factories