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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) --…


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LABOR TROUBLES AT U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT

Union Charges Unfair Practices in Whistleblower Reorganization Lockout

LABOR PONDERS BREAKING UP TROUBLED WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM

Splitting Whistleblower Duties between Agencies Likely Does More Harm than Good

OSHA JOB SAFETY RECORD INITIATIVE IMPLODES

Agency Quietly Pulls Plug on Touted Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program

INSPECTOR GENERAL RIPS OSHA WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM

80% of Investigations Found Inadequate; Whistleblowers Win Only 2% of Cases

OSHA SHOULD GET OUT OF THE WHISTLE BLOWING BUSINESS

Scathing GAO Report Cements Case for a Separate Whistleblower Protection Agency