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NBC News Today reports on IBM workers' lawsuits against the company. Almost 200 former and current employes at the East Fishkill IBM plant have accused the computer giant of an unsafe workplace. The story reveals that the company did nothing to protect the employes from breathing and handling chemicals that were known to be dangerous since the mid-80s. IBM did heed the government warnings about the chemicals 10 years later. Meanwhile, many IBM employees became sick and died of various cancers, or had children with severe birth defects, the NBC reports.
Tags: TAPE; TRANSCRIPT; health; Hallermann-Streiff syndrome; glycol ethers; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; semiconductor industry; carcinogens; reproductive toxicants; business
CBC News reports "a story about transit workers in the small Alberta city of Medicine Hat who say they are sick because they were exposed to dangerous levels of methanol during a federally funded test project of the alternative fuel. Methyl alcohol is highly toxic, but the workers were told it was 'environmentally friendly.' A report from an internal investigation confirmed the workers were exposed to excessive levels of the chemical for years as they worked in clothes soaked with the fuel and breathed formaldehyde fumes produced by incomplete combustion. Today, the workers say they suffer from chemical sensitivities because of their exposure. Alberta's Workers' Compensation Board has rejected their claims...."
Tags: TAPE TRANSCRIPT National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Alberta Labour Department education safeguards protective equipment FOIA Material safety data sheets transit authority buses