The Senate passed a bill to provide health care benefits for Sept. 11 responders Wednesday by unanimous consent, after Democrats struck a deal with Republican holdouts Wednesday.
As Congress wraps up its lame-duck session, Public Citizen urges lawmakers not to adjourn before passing the bipartisan James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. This bill will provide medical treatment for emergency personnel and other workers who risked their lives in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Jon Stewart, the host of the channel’s “The Daily Show,” was outraged last week about Republican efforts to block a bill that would provide more medical care to first responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001. He called the Republican filibuster “an outrageous abdication of our responsibility to those who were most heroic on 9/11.”
House Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to salvage legislation that would bar federal agencies from punishing employees who report corruption, waste and mismanagement after Republicans linked the bill to the WikiLeaks scandal.
By the end of 2011, the Labor Department’s worker safety agencies expect to issue six new rules to better protect workers from on-the-job hazards. In the Department’s regulatory plan issued, OSHA projects it will finalize four rules while MSHA expects to complete two new standards.
The National Labor Relations Board said on Tuesday that it would require companies to post notices on their bulletin boards — and perhaps send out e-mail— to inform employees of their right to unionize under federal law.
Following the fourth serious injury of one of its actors, “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” agreed Tuesday to enact additional safety measures amid investigations by both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the New York state Department of Labor.
BroadwayWorld has confirmed with hospital sources that Christopher Tierney, the Spiderman stuntman who fell nearly 30 feet from a raised platform during the December 20th performance, still remains in serious condition at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. He is being watched regularly and is reportedly in good spirits despite suffering several broken ribs and internal bleeding.
On Monday a man was injured by a machine that crushes old cars. Initial reports say the worker was injured when he went into a car that was about to be crushed to get something out of the front seat. The crane operator who was putting the car onto the crushing machine didn’t know there was a co-worker inside.
Tennessee state regulators are investigating a Tuesday afternoon accident that buried a local waterproofing worker in mud and trapped two co-workers.