Dying To Know: A Historical Analysis of the Right-To-Know Movement

Date Published: 
Thu, 01/01/1998

By Tim Morse. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. 1998.

This survey provides a sweeping analysis of the right-to-know movement in America. The paper is largely focused on the OSHA Hazard Communication standard and the drawn out policy dispute that surrounded the regulation. Local right-to-know laws are briefly touched upon as well, chiefly the groundbreaking Philadelphia act.  The shifting attitude of the chemical industry is explored with great depth.