Occupational safety and health. Workplace toxins. Ergonomics. Asbestos. Hearing loss. Safety.
Logging and fishing top the list.
Exposed workers are dying, but business groups howl at the expense of prevention
Union pushes for protective laws and better decontamination practices
Logging was Oregon’s most fatal industry in 2011
Thirty-nine workers died in job-related accidents in Oregon in 2013.
If implemented, the proposed OSHA rule would protect 2 million exposed workers.
Silica sickens 3,600 a year, but the White House has halted an OSHA rule 38 years in the making
Michael Carpenter, age 33, was killed on the job March 15.
Oregon workers who died on the job last year will be remembered at ceremonies in Portland and Salem
A PIRG call center tosses ergonomic chairs and gives union workers stackable metal chairs to sit on