New EPA Policy Enlists Workers to Identify Hazards During Inspections of Dangerous Facilities

A landmark policy issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will for the first time engage employees and their union representatives during environmental inspections of the nation’s most dangerous industrial facilities. Front-line workers will assist EPA inspectors by pointing out hazards that could threaten the safety and health of workers, surrounding communities, and the environment.

Read EPA’s press release and policy.

Read the December 2009 letter to EPA Administrator Jackson.

See the Press Release here