Friday, June 10, 2011

Senators urge continued NIOSH funding

Six Democratic senators have signed a letter urging their colleagues to maintain funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's commercial fishery research program.

The program's research and outreach efforts have been a lifesaver in the notoriously dangerous commercial fishing industry, the senators argue.

"We recognize that this is a difficult fiscal climate, but the safety of our commercial fishermen must remain a priority," the letter says.


Anonymous said...

let fishermen decide whats safe, shut down NIOSH

Anonymous said...

that is exactly why NIOSH shouldn't be shut down. they do their work with fishermen and fishermen do decide what is safe