Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Problems in Public Health and Safety and OSHA_Dr. Larry Rose
Dr. Larry Rose, M.D. a former OSHA physician spoke at the Conference on Biotechnology, Health and Safety, Labor and the Public held in San Francisco recently. Dr. Rose talked about the problems he incurred working at OSHA and the problems that exist today. He gave a good overview of how OSHA has become dysfunctional: Understaffing 1 to 90,000 workers, lack of expertise, diminished strength of unions and repressive political appointees who are pro corporate are all major factors in OSHA’s demise.
Dr. Rose also speaks on the secrecy of biological exposures and lack of public transparency, thereby making biotech appear safe, when in fact, it is dangerous work for the worker and the public.
Dr. Rose believes we have some good standards for protections of workers, but unfortunately, OSHA does not enforce the standards, leaving workers and the public at risk.
See Dr. Larry Rose's talk at the Conference on Biotechnology, Health and Safety, Labor and the Public held in San Francisco on July 17, 1010 at: http://www.blip.tv/file/3916683