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FOR CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD, ADVICE TO FEDERAL AGENCIES PILES UP

From: Bloomberg

““A lot of the agencies they are going to are EPA and OSHA, which have severe cases of regulatory constipation,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for…

MORE THAN 5 YEARS ON, FAMILIES OF DEADLY GRAIN ELEVATOR BLAST VICTIMS STILL SEARCHING FOR JUSTICE

From: High Plains Public Radio

“The U.S. attorney’s “lengthy squatting” on the Bartlett case precluded the pursuit of civil or administrative remedies against the company, said Jeff…

FIVE YEARS LATER FAMILIES OF SIX GRAIN ELEVATOR BLAST VICTIMS STILL IN THE DARK

From: The Kansas City Star

"“The U.S. attorney’s lengthy squatting on this case precludes pursuit of civil or administrative remedies,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public…

EPA INVESTIGATING EXXONMOBIL FOR UNDERSTATING TORRANCE REFINERY RISK

From: Daily Breeze

"For instance, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board that oversees the industry is in a state of disarray and largely unable to function, said Jeff Ruch, executive…

CAL-OSHA CHIEF - STATE OSHA'S BUDGET, STAFFING INCREASES SHOULD AMELIORATE FEDS' CONCERNS

From: OSHA Daily

"OSHA's conclusions about the state program -- set out in a formal June 26 response to the complainants, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) --…


News Releases

CALIFORNIA WORKER SAFETY NET BADLY FRAYED

State Failing Federal Enforcement Standards; Fewer Inspectors than 25 Years Ago

CHANCES OF WHISTLEBLOWER SUCCESS REMAIN SLIM

New Administration Plan Ignores Factors Eviscerating Whistleblower Protections

OSHA WHISTLEBLOWER WINS $820,000 SETTLEMENT

Agency Recordkeeping Critic Purged in 2009 Paid Not to Return

GRAIN ELEVATOR DEATHS PRODUCT OF LAX OSHA ENFORCEMENT

Summer Plea Bargain Letting Executives off Set up Repeat of Preventable Fatalities

OSHA HALF-STEPS WON’T HEAL BROKEN WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM

New Layer of Bureaucracy Feeds into Same Regional Structure Scorched in Reviews