Industry groups

Industry groups


Hotel housekeepers are repeatedly injured on the job.

Cutting Back on Housekeepers' Heavy Lifting

August 02, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

[99 percent of mining accidents] are due absolutely to the carelessness or willful negligence of the men employed in them [sic].

Industry publication Coal Trade Bulletin.
05/01/1905 | Full Details | Law(s): Mine Safety Act of 1910

In recent years the accident record in the bituminous coal industry has continued to improve. The bituminous coal industry is to be congratulated on its accomplishments to date; given the opportunity, it will make further progress. This is a matter of constant education and not one that requires arbitrary legislation.

National Coal Association Counsel, Charles Farrington. Testimony, Senate Subcommittee on Mines and Mining.

Unfortunately, the atmosphere we’re now in prohibits objective scientists from coming forward. And why should they, when they would be crucified by the press, the E.P.A. and the environmentalists? . . . Our stance has been that lead from gasoline does not and has not caused health problems, and I have not seen any data that convinces me differently.

Donald R. Lynam, director of air conservation at the Ethyl Corporation. The New York Times.

[This bill is] “galloping socialism in one of its purest forms. [It is] “founded on sensationalism and irresponsibility, nurtured on emotionalism and passed…with total disregard of proven medical facts.

The president of the West Virginias Coal Association, Quinn Morton.
03/01/1969 | Full Details | Law(s): General: Mine Safety


Backgrounders & Briefs

The Short-Handled Hoe Hearings: 1973- 1975

In 1972, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) petitioned the Industrial Safety Board of California’s Division of Industrial Safety to prohibit the use of the 12-inch short-handled hoe. The hearing transcipts are online here.