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Lack of Protective Equipment to Blame for Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Health Issues?

This week, a Center for Progressive Reform report highlights a lack of workplace safety procedures as being a key contributing factor of health issues and complaints reported by some Gulf oil spill cleanup workers. Besides safety training and chemical exposure monitoring, there have been concerns regarding the lack of protective equipment used by cleanup workers. One of the main problems, according to the report, is the programs themselves (known as the National and Regional Contingency Plans) Read more [...]