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Accession Number PB2013-107524
Title Department of Labor Environmental Justice Implementation Progress Report, 2012.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract President Obama has extended the call for agencies to renew their commitment to Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice is identifying and addressing, as appropriate, the disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of programs, policies, and activities on minority, tribal, and low-income populations. Environmental Justice in the Labor context is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, income, or education level, with respect to development, implementation, and enforcement of employment laws, regulations, programs, and policies. The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to pursue Environmental Justice as a part of our efforts to protect the health, safety, equity, and security of workers, including low-income, minority, and Native American workers. The Department's Environmental Justice Strategy is in line with the mission of the Department and the Secretary's vision for the future: Good Jobs for Everyone. This vision includes ensuring that workplaces are safe and healthy; helping workers who are in low-wage jobs or out of the labor market find a path into middle-class jobs; and helping middle-class families remain in the middle class. In August, DOL, along with other Federal agencies listed in E.O. 12898, signed a MOU that called for the development and publication of an Environmental Justice strategy, provision of opportunities for public engagement, and submission of annual Implementation Progress Reports.
Keywords American Indians
Environmental factors
Environmental justice
Federal agencies
Government policies
Human health
Labor force
Low income groups
Minority groups
Strategic planning

Source Agency Department of Labor--General
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (Labor), Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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