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Abstract Throughout his time at the UAW Health and Safety Department, Dr. Michael Silverstein conducted worksite inspections to assist local unions in identifying and controlling workplace chemical and physical hazards and was active in the collective bargaining efforts for safety and health improvements. Silverstein was also integral in the development of many health and safety programs, which included training for local union representatives. In addition, Dr. Silverstein conducted scientific...
Abstract Subjects include: occupational safety and health in the auto industry; UAW bargaining on health and safety issues; workplace chemical hazards; reproductive health hazards; OSHA formaldehyde, lead, lockout/tagout, confined space entry standards; gray iron foundry mortality studies; General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board; Franklin Mirer; UAW Locals 326, 412, 455, 550, 1200
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...