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March 2020

Waste Dive, Coronavirus poses multiple safety risks for waste and recycling workers - March 18, 2020

"Workers are at the epicenter of really trying to work to be the solution for the community, to be able to cope with the crisis and then sort of rebound afterwards," Peter Dooley, senior project coordinator for the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH), told Waste Dive. “But they need to be protected in order to protect the community.”

February 2020

People's World, Experts: Government, business must step up fight against corona virus - February 28, 2020

Peter Dooley, a certified industrial hygienist and senior safety and health manager for the union-backed National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, agreed. Such paid sick leave “needs to be part of a larger response” to the virus, he said in a telephone interview.

WCVB (Boston), Companies with serious safety violations hired in Massachusetts, 5 Investigates reports - February 17, 2020

Interview with Jodi Sugaman-Brozan of MassCOSH about a bill in the state legislature requiring contractors to provide their OSHA history when bidding contracts with the state.

WCVB (Boston), Dozens of workers killed on job every year in Massachusetts, 5 Investigates reports - February 17, 2020

Interview with Jodi Sugaman-Brozan of MassCOSH and MassCOSH Board Member, Traci Teal whose father was an ironworker killed on the job about workplace fatalities in Massachusetts.

Cleveland.com, National Council for Occupational Health and Safety says coronavirus could be a health risk to U.S. healthcare, transportation workers - February 12, 2020

The National Council for Occupational Health and Safety on Wednesday declared Wuhan coronavirus a “significant occupational health risk for tens of millions of U.S. workers” and said that employers are responsible for implementing policies that keep workers safe.

January 2020

Politico, Advocates Call on USDA to End Line Speed Waiver Program - January 24, 2020

ADVOCATES CALL ON USDA TO END LINE SPEED WAIVER PROGRAM: Safety advocates are urging the USDA to stop allowing poultry plants to operate above line speed limits after two workers died earlier this month at facilities participating in a USDA waiver program in Alabama and Georgia. The incidents occurred at plants that had received waivers under a recent USDA policy that establishes criteria for poultry plants to raise line speeds, according to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Employment Law Project.

Working Life Podcast, Episode 164: Death At Work: The Numbers Skyrocket - January 15, 2020

Most people, when they walk out the door to go to work, don’t think, “damn, I’m going to get killed today or seriously ill with a chronic disease”. Yes, if you work in a mine or on a construction site, you are more aware of the dangers. But, most people just assume work is a safe place and they will come home. Well, it’s getting more dangerous at work—the death rate has spiked to the highest point in a decade. And that’s the cheery topic of my first segment today in my conversation with Peter Dooley, a pro-worker safety and health activist, analyst and consultant with the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH).

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