Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Feeling Safer with a Republican President?

Reality check, you are more likely to be injured on the job, than injured or killed by Al-Queda.

Shrub did not change the sheets on the bed in the WH before he gutted Clinton's executive order strengthening OSHA and it's rules on ergonomics.

OSHA exists to protect the worker. Companies had a healthy fear of OSHA. However, it's simply not probable that an employer will experience a "random" inspection.

OSHA shows up ONLY when there is a reported violation or a catastrophic incident. They simply do not have the personnel to be effective. Working safely has a direct impact on a corporation's bottom line. It translates into fewer lost work days and lower insurance premiums.

Tragically, some companies do not spend money on "safety" unless they are faced with fines. This administration sent a clear message that we will let companies "police themselves."

By not enforcing the dreaded regulations, business has run rampant. Profits increase and quality decreases.

All you have to do is look to your sick or dead Fido to see what happens when companies are permitted to "self-police."

What have the food inspectors done for you lately?

For Guiliani to say that the country will be safer with a Republican is just silly.

You can ponder his words, when you reach for that uninspected peanut butter seated at your ergonomically incorrect work-station.

No comments: