Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Biotech Workers Denied Medical Care from Exposures to Biological Agents
Sandi Trend, mother of injured biotech worker speaks out at CA Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation. Injuries to Biotech workers are being discounted due to little regulation and oversight in the field. Biotech workers are even denied exposure records necessary for medical treatment. Corporations "game" the system and deny injury since they know that biotech workers cannot "prove" that their exposure caused their illness since they are denied exposure records. Worker's who are desperately ill must go on social security or medicare. The cost shifts to the public instead of the profit-driven corporation.
It is the same old story. The public loses. The corporations win.