Many people in Denver likely believe that they, as employees, are sufficiently protected from workplace hazards by the regulations put in place by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is designed to keep offices, workplaces and construction sites safe; it regulates all kinds of aspects of work in an effort to keep employees healthy. While it does all of that, it is also much more focused on short-term injuries than long-term, disabling illnesses.
A Senator from Colorado is trying to pass legislation that would provide better workers' compensation for the families of miners. Working in the mining and nuclear industry can lead to serious sickness and even death; exposure to toxic chemicals such as uranium can be extremely hazardous for workers' health.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, exists for a few reasons, one of which is to ensure the employers are maintaining safe and healthy work environment for their employees. In order to accomplish this goal, OSHA regulates employers and work environments and also provides training on workplace safety.
For Americans, 9/11 is a day that will always be remembered. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, killing thousands of people in the buildings, passengers on the planes, and emergency responders at the scene. Both buildings were destroyed.