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    Censored 1980 OSHA Films

    Occupational and environmental health and safety consultant Mark Catlin discussed three 1980 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) films that were created during the Carter…

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    Stop Silicosis

    This New Deal film about the dangers of silica dust is introduced by Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. Scenes of granite quarry and processing are shown, along with safety practices to…

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    Worker to Worker

    This Occupational Safety and Health Administration film shows how workers might approach employers and union officials to demand better conditions. The film profiles Washington, D.C.-area Metro…

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    OSHA

    This Occupational Safety and Health film describes OSHA’s mission to reduce workplace disease, injury, and death, and informs workers and employers about their legal rights. The film visits…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    “Essential workers” commented on their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. In general, essential workers are those whose work involves the safety of human life and the protection…

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    “Essential workers” commented on their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. In general, essential workers are those whose work involves the safety of human life and the protection…

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    Elise Gould on Paid Sick Leave and the Coronavirus

    Economic Policy Institute’s Elise Gould discussed the state of paid sick leave in the U.S. and recent legislative proposals on the issue. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first emerged…

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    Out of Sight

    Erik Loomis talked about his book Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe, in which he argues that the working conditions that existed in the…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. He discussed the state of the labor movement, including worker safety and actions by the…

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    Seafood Industry Safety Standards

    Senior agency officials and industry leaders testified on the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry. Issues included the lack of temporary foreign workers to…

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    Deep Down Dark

    Hector Tobar talked about his book, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracles That Set Them Free. He was interviewed at the 2014 Miami Book…

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    Highway Safety and the Trucking Industry

    Jeff Plungis talked about how the federal government and the trucking industry were addressing the issue of highway safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported truck…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

    Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. They talked about the March 25, 1911 factory fire and about efforts to memorialize…

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    Working Conditions Overseas

    Scott Nova talked about laws and standards governing working conditions overseas for the people who make clothes and other goods sold in the U.S. in light of the previous month’s factory…

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    Laurence Silberman Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Nixon Labor Undersecretary Laurence Silberman discusses administration labor policies including affirmative action and the development of the Occupational Safety and Health…

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    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911

    Historians talked about the legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in which 146 garment workers died on March 25, 1911, in New York City. After the presentations, one of which included visuals, the…

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    Miner Safety and Health

    Witnesses testified on H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010, which would authorize the government to temporarily close coal mines under certain conditions and would provide…

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    BP Worker Safety

    Steve Flynn testified about steps BP had taken to improve working conditions since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers. He also answered questions about BP’s…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Worker Safety

    Dr. John Howard talked about the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s role in protecting Gulf of Mexico oil spill workers. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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