Monthly Archives: March 2016

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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Final Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA estimates that [...]

OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Final Rule2017-06-16T15:47:19+00:00

RF Radiation Hazard Alert

RF Radiation What is RF Radiation? Radiofrequency (RF) radiation, a type of non-ionizing radiation, is the energy used to transmit wireless information. At low levels it is not considered a hazard. But at the levels produced by telecommunications equipment, including radio, television, and cellular antennas, RF radiation can "pose a considerable health risk"1 for workers. [...]

RF Radiation Hazard Alert2017-06-16T15:47:19+00:00

Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will [...]

Workers Memorial Day2017-06-16T15:47:19+00:00