Labor, Environment Leaders Call on EPA to Enforce Worker Participation Law

The BlueGreen Alliance and New Jersey Work Environment Council called on Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to enforce an existing law encouraging worker and union participation in workplace health and safety inspections.

December 2, 2009

The BlueGreen Alliance and the New Jersey Work Environment Council, along with more than 100 prominent labor and environmental organizations, asked U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to enforce an existing law encouraging worker and union participation during EPA inspections of facilities using extremely hazardous substances. This letter said allowing workers and their union representatives to point out dangers during agency inspections would help protect both communities and the public.

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