May 1 USW and Tony Mazzocchi Health and Safety Digest

USW Health, Safety & Environment Department and Tony Mazzocchi Center Digest 5/1/2012

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Workers Memorial Day 2012

End the delays deadly to workers In his Workers Memorial Day post, Leo Gerard discussed the delays imposed on OSHA and asked everyone to wear black on April 28 as a way to remember those who were killed at work.

Tell us what you did to recognize Workers Memorial Day We want to hear about your event or see photos from it. Send an email to to tell us what your local did on April 28.

From the USW HSE Website:

USW participates in Senate hearing on delayed OSHA rules USW HSE staff and local union activists joined other labor and victim groups to speak out about how OSHA's slow standard setting process affects workers.

New Hazard Alert: Fatal Accident Involving Fall and Engulfment Hazards This new alert details the fatal accident and includes recommendations to prevent recurrence. Click here to read past hazard alerts.

New CSB Video on Hot Work Hazards The video details the explosion that killed at contractor at the USW-represented DuPont facility in 2010.

From the TMC Website:

Evaluation report for trainers This review of training evaluation procedures also includes summaries of participant responses on evaluations.

2012 HAZWOPER Class Act now to be included in the June 10-15 class at Linden Hall.

From the Web:

Earth Day is also about jobs In an editorial in the Roanoke Time, IUE-CWA member, Vickie Hurley talks about how wind energy can create and sustain jobs.

Fatal work injuries rose in 2010, new data show The Department of Labor reported that 4,690 US workers suffered fatal injuries in 2010, a 3 percent increase from 2009.

Tony Mazzocchi to be inducted into Labor Hall of Honor On June 5, 2012 the Department of Labor is recognizing Tony Mazzocchi's efforts as part of the OCAW to improve safety and health for workers.