UCLA professor ordered to trial in lab death

by jeeg 29. April 2013 22:10
A University of California, Los Angeles chemistry professor will face a rare prosecution when he stands trial for workplace safety violations in the death of a 23-year-old research assistant, who died of burns from a lab fire, according to county prosecutors. Judge Lisa Lench on Friday ordere... [More]

Appeals court backs scientist in Pfizer retaliation case

by jeeg 17. December 2012 18:17
Pfizer Inc. whistleblower Becky McClain’s legal battle to draw public attention to worker-safety issues came to an end Friday as an appeals court refused to overturn a $2.3 million verdict in favor of the former Groton-based scientist.   Pfizer said it is “evaluating its opt... [More]

OSHA at 40: Time for a Makeover

by jeeg 17. January 2011 22:53
The notion that Democrats and Republicans could come together and enact legislation that would protect American workers from on-the-job injury or death seems almost unthinkable today, but almost exactly 40 years ago, that is precisely what happened. On December 29, 1970, President Richard Nix... [More]

The Plague In Chicago-Unanswered Questions

by jeeg 15. September 2010 00:09
One year ago on September 13, 2009 at the University of Chicago, Professor Malcolm Casadaban who had been working under a US government research on Bio-terrorism and Prevention Grant passed away. The story of his death and the reasons behind his death are still a mystery despite... [More]


by jeeg 8. September 2010 23:58
Why would Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, so mistreat and silence one of their top molecular biologists that a federal jury in Connecticut recently awarded her $1.37 million in damages? The answer promises to tear open the curtain covering hazards confronting tens of thousand... [More]

OSHA seeking to stem risk of infectious agent lab hazards

by jeeg 3. June 2010 04:09
OSHA officials have recently issued a request for information on health risks from infectious agents and ways to best reduce them, according to a news report released by the Rochester Post-Bulletin."Worker safety cannot be sacrificed on the altar of innovation," David Michaels, the new OSHA di... [More]

Workers Gather to Urge New OSHA Protections

by jeeg 2. June 2010 21:52
Advocates for workers' rights, including former Pfizer Inc. scientist Becky McClain, gathered Tuesday to share stories about lax workplace safety and push passage of a new federal law to strengthen civil and criminal penalties for violating workplace regulations. "When workers die on the job,... [More]
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