To the Heart of the Beast

“It was the workers in these industries who taught me that there was a systematic conflict between profits and health.… When you start thinking that, when you start to interfere with the forces of production, you’re going to the heart of the beast.”

Tony Mazzocchi, leader of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International (OCAW), who was instrumental in passing the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).