Industry trade associations are masters of using scare tactics and misinformation about environment, health and safety regulations to recruit and retain members. The latest evidence is the Chamber of Commerce’s “This Way to Jobs” propaganda campaign, with the worn out message: regulations on workers’ safety and environmental protection hurt the economy and businesses.
“Patient Zero,” the Los Angeles porn star whose positive HIV test shut down four studios, apparently did not affect any of his or her partners. The first round of tests, at least, indicates as much.
Amid its investigation into a Coast Guard boating crash that killed an 8-year-old San Diego boy, the National Transportation Safety Board in August issued a memo underscoring the hazards of using cell phones and other wireless devices while operating a craft.
Some of the inmates working in a U.S. prison program to break up computer equipment for recycling were exposed to toxic levels of lead and cadmium, according to a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general released on Thursday.
All of a sudden, the NFL wants to look tough on concussions. This is less a matter of compassion and more an issue of self-preservation.
The owner and the manager of a San Francisco printing company where a pregnant employee was killed in a machine accident in 2008 appeared in court this morning on manslaughter charges.