health and safety

Japan Gov't looks to replace executives of trouble-plagued JR Hokkaido

Japan Gov't looks to replace executives of trouble-plagued JR Hokkaido
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20131001p2a00m0na0080...
Following the discovery that safety problems such as warped tracks went ignored under the jurisdiction of the Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido), the government on Sept. 30 started talks on replacing the company's executive board.

Off the Rails: How a Lack of Oversight Doomed Lac-Megantic

Off the Rails: How a Lack of Oversight Doomed Lac-Megantic
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/15649/off_the_rails_how_a_lack_of_...
THURSDAY SEP 19, 2013 11:16 PM
Off the Rails: How a Lack of Oversight Doomed Lac-Megantic
BY ROGER BYBEE

Firefighters inspect the smoldering wreckage of a freighter carrying crude oil that derailed into Lac-Megantic, Quebec. (François Laplante-Delagrave / AFP / Getty)

Trains on Auto Pilot Railroading Quebec

Trains on Auto Pilot Railroading Quebec
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/12/railroading-quebec/
AUGUST 12, 2013

Lights In Tunnels, Deaths On The Job, Health and Safety and BART Management & The Board

Lights In Tunnels, Deaths On The Job, Health and Safety and BART Management & The Board
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEmjeYL2YZI&feature=youtu.be
Saul Almanza who is SEIU 1021 Vice President of the BART chapter and is a health and safety trainer at BART talks about the systemic health and safety problems at BART and the refusal of BART management to address these issues.
The interview was done on August 5, 2013 at a solidarity rally at the BART Lake Merritt Station.

IBT BLET Denouces One-Person Train Operations; Rail Companies Put Cost-Cutting Ahead of Public Safety

IBT BLET Denouces One-Person Train Operations; Rail Companies Put Cost-Cutting Ahead of Public Safety
http://www.teamster.org/content/brotherhood-locomotive-engineers-and-tra...
July 19, 2013
Official Statement of BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce

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