Becky McClain

Becky McClain was a Pfizer, Inc. molecular biologist when she became seriously ill after exposure to genetically modified agents at the pharmaceutical giant’s Connecticut lab. In 2012. she won the appeal upholding her case against the company for its violation of her right to free speech after she called attention to inadequate biolab safety conditions.

Watch Video: Becky McClain, Ed Hammond & Gopal Dayaneni on Biosafety by the Bay

Watch Video: Becky McClain, Ed Hammond & Gopal Dayaneni on Biosafety by the Bay

Biotech whistleblower, Becky McClain, and international lab safety expert Ed Hammond talk with Movement Generation’s Gopal Dayaneni about the biolabs targeted for siting throughout the so-called “East Bay Green Corridor,” biolab worker and community safety, and biosecurity. Recorded in Berkeley, California at the Brower Center October 16, 2013 About the Guests: Becky McClain was  a Pfizer, Inc. molecular biologist when she became seriously ill after exposure to genetically modified agents at the pharmaceutical giant’s Connecticut [More]

Pfizer's Wanton Misconduct -  By Becky McClain

Pfizer’s Wanton Misconduct – By Becky McClain

Re-posted from: from GeneWatch  This is the story of a whistleblower: me. I was working as a molecular biologist at a Pfizer laboratory. After I raised concerns about worker safety at the lab, I was told to stop documenting the problems I saw; when I continued to raise concerns, another employee was assigned to work on a dangerous genetically engineered virus on my bench without my knowledge; when I became ill and requested records of [More]

Biosafety by the Bay: Becky McClain & Ed Hammond - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 pm PST

Biosafety by the Bay: Becky McClain & Ed Hammond – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 pm PST

East Bay Conversations in Berkeley and streaming online A video of this event will be posted soon. Biotech whistleblower, Becky McClain, and international lab safety expert Ed Hammond talk with Movement Generation’s Gopal Dayaneni about the biolabs targeted for siting throughout the so-called “East Bay Green Corridor,” biolab worker and community safety, and biosecurity. Brower Center’s Goldman Theater  – 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley Free and Open to the Public Livestream broadcast at www.synbiowatch.org About the [More]

Health And Safety Threatened At Pfizer: Stop Injuring Biotech Workers

Health And Safety Threatened At Pfizer: Stop Injuring Biotech Workers

On September 29, 2011 injured workers including former Pfizer injured molecular biologist bitotech scientist Becky McClain held a rally for justice outside the Groton, CT laboratories where she was contaminated. Speakers including McClain discussed the issues that are faced in this industry and the lack of proper oversight and protection for the workers and the public at Pfizer. She also reports that OSHA officials did not properly protect her and the public and still have not [More]

Pfizer Injured Biotech Molecular Biologist Becky McClain-Biotech workers and the public under threat

Pfizer Injured Biotech Molecular Biologist Becky McClain-Biotech workers and the public under threat

On July 17, 2010 in San Francisco, Pfizer injured biotech molecular biologist Becky McClain discussed her firing for making OSHA complaints and also the potential and real dangers of unregulated development of products in the biotech and nanotech industry without proper oversight. The first US conference on biotechnology and health and safety was sponsored by the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day www.workersmemorialday.org Additional presentations at the conference are Biotech, CA Osha & Health And [More]

Becky McClain's Worker's Memorial Day speech 4-28-10

Becky McClain’s Worker’s Memorial Day speech 4-28-10

  Becky McClain is a 23-year career molecular biologist who has worked on cutting edge technologies in mouse embryonic stem cell, vaccine development, molecular genetics, neurobiology and developmental biology research within both academia and private industry. In 2002-2004 she incurred biological exposures at Pfizer, Groton, CT from a biological hood and co-worker using a Lentivirus on her lab bench next to her desk. As a result of requesting the Lentivirus exposure records through OSHA she [More]

The “Nightmare at Pfizer “- Injured Biotech Worker Becky McClain Speaks at 2009 April 28, 2009 SF Workers Memorial Day

“Nightmare at Pfizer “- Injured Bio-Tech Worker Becky McClain Speaks at 2009 April 28, 2009 SF Workers Memorial Day Pfizer Biotech Stem Cell Researcher Becky McClain Reports On Health And Safety Dangers In The Biotech Industry Injured Pfizer Molecular Biologist Becky McClain was a health and safety officer at the drug company Pfizer. She was concerned about the dangers of stem cell research and lack of proper oversight and health and safety protection. She brought [More]