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  •  Wouldn't it be great if OSHA had more teeth? (8+ / 0-)

    How about legal representation when a business violates OSHA standards and endangers an employee? My husband suffered a TBI because an electrical switch was not waterproof. The difference in costs between the non waterproof toggle and the encased waterproof model was only about ten dollars.

    These are the kinds of cases where I think the gov't could step in and not just let the insurance companies bang it out in court. Negligent businesses have their costs absorbed by insurance companies and the matter is tucked away until OSHA has a person available to check up on further compliance. Which, incidentally didn't happen immediately after the injury- it took them months to replace the switches on their five delivery truck's outside lift gates.

    The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. Paul Cezanne

    by MeToo on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 09:08:34 PM PST

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