Following the Department of Labor's new rule on silica exposure, the department is spreading the word on the heath risks that high levels of silica exposure poses. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez interviews Alan White a foundry worker whose job led to silicosis. As a single parent, working at a foundry in Buffalo, NY was the only job he could take.
In an audio interview, White discusses how his job as a foundry worker resulted in a debilitating lung disease from simply doing his job. He speaks with Sec. Perez on the dangers silica has on workers and encourages industry leaders to provide their workers with proper protection in order to prevent more workers from suffering from silicosis.