health and safety

The Black Dust You Breathe on BART-ATU 1555 Workers And Public At Risk

The Black Dust You Breathe on BART-ATU 1555 Workers And Public At Risk
http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/news-bart-health-pollution-embarcad...
By Julia Carrie Wong
Wednesday, Dec 16 2015

For Big Railroads, a Carload of Whistleblower Complaints

For Big Railroads, a Carload of Whistleblower Complaints
http://www.fairwarning.org/2015/10/bnsf/

By Stuart Silverstein and Brian Joseph on October 21, 2015

Mike Elliott, a former BNSF employee who sued the railroad for retaliation. (Photo by Michael Dwass)
As both a veteran railroad worker and union official responsible for safety, Mike Elliott became alarmed when he learned of trouble-plagued train signals in his home state of Washington.

Questions Are Raised About Safety on Ship Missing After Storm

Questions Are Raised About Safety on Ship Missing After Storm
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/us/questions-are-raised-about-safety-o...
By FRANCES ROBLES and LIZETTE ALVAREZOCT. 6, 2015

As seen in a video image released by the Coast Guard, a heavily damaged open lifeboat from the cargo ship El Faro was discovered during search operations in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday.CreditU.S. Coast Guard, via European Pressphoto Agency

California enacts two-person crew legislation for trains

California enacts two-person crew legislation for trains
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/labor/news/California-enacts-twope...
California Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. on Tuesday signed a bill that requires trains and light engines in the state to be operated by a minimum of two qualified crew members.

AC Transit Buses Lack Air Conditioning, Drivers And Commuters Complain of Unbearable Heat

AC Transit Buses Lack Air Conditioning, Drivers And Commuters Complain of Unbearable Heat
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2015/09/09/ac-transit-b...
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
AC Transit Buses Lack Air Conditioning, Drivers And Commuters Complain of Unbearable Heat
By Sam Levin

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