Silica Dust

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

As Labrador West families wait for a resolution to longstanding concerns about industrial disease, government is holding on to a vital report – a medical audit that workers say may contain inaccurate information.

 
NDP Workplace Health & Safety critic George Murphy

The NDP critic for the Workplace Health and Safety observed the April 28 National Day of Mourning by highlighting some of the ongoing provincial concerns about workplace health and safety. George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the stop work order at Muskrat Falls for safety reasons is a reminder that Labrador’s industrial sites need regular and frequent inspection to protect workers.

 
NDP Service NL critic George Murphy

NDP Health & Safety critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to know why government is not reporting to the people of Labrador West what is happening with a major health concern in the area. He has written to Service NL Minister Tony Cornect requesting a report on the progress.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions in the House of Assembly today about emergency rooms at Eastern Health. She also wants to know what action is being taken on the dangerous levels of silica dust in the mines in Labrador West.

 

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