Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Ground Zero Syndrome

Nearly two years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, half of the emergency workers who responded to the tragedy are ill, many suffering from respiratory problems. Some wonder whether workers were given enough information and equipment to protect them.

Linked here (scroll down) is an excellent National Public Radio story on the plight of the workers and the measures that weren't taken to protect them. Also featured is NYCOSH Director Joel Shufro who was warning from the first that workers needed better protections and that OSHA standards needed to be enforced.