WTC Occupational & Environmental Health


Are We Prepared for the Next 9/11? Three years after the signing of 9/11 Health Benefits, new NYCOSH Report Cites Faulty Emergency Response and Calls for Major Changes [Read More]

OSHA, EPA Update Asbestos Data: Continue to Ressure Public of Contamination Fears, Sept 14, 2001

NYC Health Department Distributes Health Recommenatsion for Residential and Commercial Reoccupation, Sept 22, 2001

Public Health Advisory Concerning Air Quality in the Affected Area of the World Trade Center, NYC DOHMH, Sept. 22, 2001

Health Hazards in Air Worry Trace Centr Workers, , NY Daily News, Sept. 28, 2001

Characterization of Particulate Found in Apartments after Destruction of WTC”, October 12, 2001

Recommendation for People Re-Occupying Commercial Buildings and Residents Re-entering Their Homes, NYC DOHMH

Feds: World Trace Center Rescue Workers Not Protected, NY Daily News, Oct 26, 2001

Cleanup Worries: Residents, Doctors See WTC Health Risks; Newsday, Nov. 8, 2001

Statement of Gov. Christine Tod Whitman: Subcommittee on VA, HUD & Independent Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, Nov. 28, 2001

Call for First Public Rally Rally re: WTC Air Quality, Dec, 18, 2001

Perspectives on the Tragedy at the World Trade Center, Joel Shufro, American Journal of Industrial Medicine 42: 557-559 (2002)

US Congressman Jerrold Nadler White Paper: Lower Manhattan Air Quality, Ap. 12, 2002

Fire Truck Danger: Union Says WTC Dust on Rigs a Health Risk, NY Daily News, May 15, 2002

Fire Dept. Not Coming Clean on Asbestos Risk? Staten Island Advance, Aug. 27, 2002

Exposure and Human Health Evaluation of Airborne Pollution from the WTC Disaster, EPA, Oct, 2002

EPA World Trade Center Background Study Report: Interim Final, Ap. 2003

EPA's Response to the WTC Collapse: Challenges, Successes & Areas for Improvements Report, 2003P-00012, Aug. 21, 2003

'Gold Standard" for Remediation of WTC Contamination, New Solutions, Vol 14(3), 199-217

NYCOSH Testimony: New York City Council Joint Meeting of the Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment and the Committee on Health, 3/29/2004

WTC Community-Labor Coalition Comments on EPA's "Draft Proposed Sampling Program" to Determine Extent of WTC Impacts to the Indoor Environment , Jan. 18, 2005

NYCOSH Testimony, Demolition of 9/11-Contaminated Buildings: Which Government Agencies Are Responsible, New York City Council Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, 2/17/2005

NYCOSH Testimony, Oversight-EPA's Cleanup of WTC Dust Contaminants in Residences and Offices in Lower Manhattan Four Years Later- Status Report, Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, November 21, 2005 (hearing cancelled)

Statement by NYC Labor Organizations Regarding Exclusion of Workplaces from EPA's Sampling and Cleanup Program for 9/1 Contamiments

Benzman et al v Whitman and EPA, February 2, 2006

NYCOSH Testimony, Oversight-EPA's Cleanup of WTC Dust Contaminants in Residences and Offices in Lower Manhattan Four Years Later- Status Report, NY City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevopment, Feb.27, 2006

9/11 Response, Recovery, and Cleanup Efforts - Lessons (Not Yet) Learned. David Newman, NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program, 9/2006 Technical Conference

WTC EPA PANEL - final meeting - Jan 7, 2007

NYCOSH Testimony, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Superfund and Environmental Health Subcommittee EPA's Response to 9/11 and Lessons Lea4rned for Future Emergency Preparedness, 6/20/2007

NYCOSH Testimony, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Response to Air Quality Issues Arising from the Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001;Were There Substantive Due Process Violations?, June 25, 2007

Disaster Response and Grassroots Environmental Advocacy: The Example of the World Trade Center Community Labor Coalition, David Newman, New Solutions, Vol 18(1) 23-56 (2008)

9/11 Environmental Health - Disaster and Response, David Newman, New Solutions Vol. 18(1) 2008, p 3-22.

NYCOSH Testimony, Making the Deutschebank Demolition Safe for Residents, Workers and Firefighters, New York City Council, Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment, January 23, 2008

Benzman et al v Whitman and EPA, Ap. 22, 2008

9/11 Environmental Exposures: Regulatory Response and Human Health, David Newman, AIHCE, June 4, 2008

"Protecting Disaster Site, Support, and Recovery Workers" -- A Brief Comment, David Newman, New Solutions, Vol 19 (1) 5-8 (2009).

Disaster Preparedness & Response: Lessons (not yet) Learned, David Newman, National COSH Conference, November 2010

NYCOSH Comments, NIOSH Guidance Document: Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance, Docket No. NIOSH-223, March 28, 2011

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring & Surveillance: Lessons (not yet?) Learned, David Newman, NIEHS WETP, Improving Safety & Health Training for Disaster Cleanup Workers Conference, May 4, 2011

Protecting Disaster Responder Health: Lessons (Not) Yet?) Learned, David Newman, New Solutions, vol. 21(4) 573-590

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