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  •  In the 1960's, though... (4+ / 0-)
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    ...the fact that they had hard hats was a sign of progress.

    It seems like we've been losing ground.  I was reading something in Thomas Franks' The Wrecking Crew just yesterday, unrelated to the research for this diary, about the weakening of OSHA in 1995, which would have been on Clinton's watch, so I'd have to assume that either the Republicans had enough democratic support to make it veto-proof, or Clinton went along with it.  According to this website Ralph Nader's Center for the study of Responsive Law,

    OSHA inspections plummeted in 1995, dropping 35 percent from 1994 levels. Inspections have risen since 1995, by the number of inspections in 1998 remains 22 percent below the 1992 level.

    Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

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    by dsteffen on Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 03:50:24 PM PDT

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