Ceremony held to mark workplace deaths in CT

April 29, 2015 12:41 AM

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“Despite the progress we have made in making workplaces safer and protecting workers, too many people continue to be exposed to serious safety hazards like toxic silica dust, occupational illness and workplace violence,” said Lori Pelletier, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

Speakers at the ceremony called upon the Connecticut General Assembly to pass legislation that would address workplace illness and violence. Bills included coverage for firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer due to work exposure (HB 5871), establishing adequate nurse staffing levels (SB 85...

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