Navigation Links
Smithsonian Worker Exposed to Asbestos Files Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint
Date:3/16/2009

Smithsonian Whistleblower and Asbestos Experts to Dispute Smithsonian's Assurances That National Air and Space Museum is Safe for Workers and Public

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 17, to announce the filing of a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. In his whistleblower retaliation complaint, Pullman will charge that management retaliated against him for speaking out about asbestos hazards at the National Air and Space Museum, which attracts over five million visitors per year.

According to Pullman's whistleblower retaliation complaint, Smithsonian officials knew for years about the presence of asbestos in the museum, but routinely allowed exhibit workers to disturb large amounts of asbestos-containing materials without protective equipment. Pullman now suffers from asbestosis as a result. Pullman's persistent complaints to management and other government authorities resulted in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration citing the museum for violating asbestos regulations. The Smithsonian has finally begun to take some steps to protect workers and the public from asbestos exposure, yet unsafe conditions continue.

At the press conference, Pullman and asbestos experts will dispute the Smithsonian's claims that it never exposed workers or the public to asbestos, and that conditions at the museum are safe today. Recent tests have asbestos at dangerous and impermissible levels in renovation and repair debris, which the Smithsonian has not yet removed from the building, and the museum is not consistently following asbestos protocols even today.

Speakers at the press conference will include Pullman, his attorneys, and Dr. Michael Harbut, Co-Director of the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit (for ID only).

David J. Marshall, Debra S. Katz and Alexis H. Rickher, attorneys at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, represent Richard Pullman in his whistleblower actions and can be reached at 202-299-1140. Additional information about Mr. Pullman's case can be found at www.kmblegal.com.

Press Conference: March 17, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC

    Contact: David J. Marshall (marshall@kmblegal.com)
    Debra S. Katz (katz@kmblegal.com)
    Alexis H. Rickher (rickher@kmblegal.com)
    Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
    Tel. (202) 299-1140


'/>"/>
SOURCE Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis takes action to prevent workers exposure to food flavorings chemical
2. Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice
3. USAID and IOM Announce HIV Prevention and Care for Farm Workers
4. New G.I. Jobs Program Provides Hospitals a Cost Effective Way to Find Prior Military Health Care Workers
5. Noisy workplaces can make workers deaf
6. Workers from Across Nation Lobby Congress to Get Economy Back on Track with Employee Free Choice Act
7. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Mississippi Workers Hurt by Recession
8. Employment for Social Workers To Grow Significantly By 2016
9. Steelworkers Say Presidents Choice for Health and Human Services a Good One
10. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Louisiana Workers Hurt by Recession
11. Travel Advantage Network Enjoys Silencing Co-Workers, Raising More Than $1,600 for Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2017)... Utah (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... wilderness therapy treatment for adolescents and young adults, has kicked off its 4th ... April 23rd. This year’s theme is “Attachment Informed Therapy for Mental Health ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The Patient Advocacy Community of The Beryl Institute presented ... Ruth Ravich Patient Advocacy Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the ... award at The Beryl Institute’s annual Patient Experience Conference on March 20 ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... Alive ... people who wish to overcome their mental health struggles. The Alive team uses ... LeBouthillier says: “Our approach in dealing with a mental health struggle is based on ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... Providing for loved ones before one’s passing is of paramount importance. However, ... “Now more than ever there are some questions that are far too critical to ... attorney Lisa Edgar Dickman, founder of the Law Offices of Lisa Edgar Dickman. ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... During April 21-23, Super-Sod will join the vendor market of the Sacred ... — from the avid gardener to the landscape admirer — during the three-day schedule. ... a grand venue, and we are certainly looking forward to participating in this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Novartis today ... the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ... that 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe aplastic ... when treated with eltrombopag at the initiation of ... The study evaluated three sequential treatment groups, or ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a global medical device ... markets with innovative and proprietary products, will release financial ... after the market close on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. ... call and webcast to discuss its financial results the ... p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central Time). Darin ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017  Astute Medical, Inc., developer of biomarkers for ... presented at the 2017 National Kidney Foundation (NKF) ... through April 22. Physicians will present data on two ... risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) during the management ... Elevated levels of TIMP-2 and IGFBP-7 have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: