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Employers found in violation of law for indoor heat hazards

Posted on Oct 9, 2015
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WWU_Pic_250x250Four years after Domingo Blancas’ brush with death on the job, the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Board) has upheld citations issued to his employers for failing to have an effective IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program) that addressed the hazard of indoor heat.

Worksafe – along with Alexander Community Law Center at SCU, and Warehouse Worker Resource Center – represented Domingo before the Board, and together we succeeded in getting justice for him and all the other workers exposed to this preventable hazard.

Domingo worked in an Inland Empire warehouse that serves retail giants such as Walmart. He was employed by a temporary staffing agency, Tri-State Staffing (TSI), and hired to work for the warehouse operator, National Distribution Center (NDC).


New Report Exposes Dangers of Recycling Work

Posted on Jun 23, 2015
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2015-06-23-recycling-report_250x25017 Recent Fatalities; Workers Injured at Twice the Average Rate
East Bay Workers Take Action to Make Jobs Safer

OAKLAND, CA - A new report, released Tuesday, June 23 by environmental, occupational safety, and community benefits experts, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, finds that recycling work is unnecessarily hazardous to workers’ health and safety.

Seventeen American recycling workers died on the job from 2011 to 2013, including at least three in California. Recycling workers are more than twice as likely to be injured at work as the average worker.


Addressing Illegal Retaliation - Statewide Summit

Posted on May 5, 2015
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Hotel_worker_making_bed_250x250OSH Anti-Retaliation Statewide Summit
June 29, 2015
10 AM - 4:30 PM
IFPTE Local 20, 810 Clay Street, Oakland
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required; please email Jora Trang at jtrang at worksafe dot org.

In 2014 and 2015, Worksafe convened four regional meetings across California with stakeholders to discuss occupational health and safety (“OSH”) based retaliation. During this process we learned about possible remedies, Safety Disincentive Programs, and worker campaigns around OSH retaliation.


2015 "Dying at Work" Report Released

Posted on May 1, 2015
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Exposed at Work AND at Home

Posted on Mar 31, 2015
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Health, Firefighter, Consumer and Science Groups Seek Ban on Household Products With Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants

97% of U.S. residents at risk from toxic organohalogen flame retardants in their bodies

Washington, D.C. — Today, a broad coalition of health, firefighter, consumer and science groups filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products—children’s products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics—if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens. Petitioners include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Worksafe, Dr. Philip J. Landrigan and the Green Science Policy Institute.


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