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OSHA Outsources Worker Safety to Chemical Industry
In the latest example of industry riding roughshod over the government, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has entered into a so-called Voluntary Protection Program with the American Chemistry Council (ACC). OSHA was created because too many corporations are more interested in protecting their bottom lines than protecting workers in these highly toxic workplaces. The ACC represents the interests of companies like Dupont and WR Grace -- both of which were found by the EPA to have poisoned their employees and lied about it. EWG's Chemical Industry Archives chronicle several companies' efforts to keep the hazards of their products a secret. The chemistry industry's press release is here.