Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Work at your own risk (the fox is guarding the hen house)

Via The NYT - OSHA Leaves Worker Safety in Hands of Industry
Across Washington, political appointees — often former officials of the industries they now oversee — have eased regulations or weakened enforcement of rules on issues like driving hours for truckers, logging in forests and corporate mergers.

Since George W. Bush became president, OSHA has issued the fewest significant standards in its history, public health experts say. It has imposed only one major safety rule. The only significant health standard it issued was ordered by a federal court.
It is one thing to do away with truly outdated regulations, it is another thing entirely to practically stop doing the job the agency is designed to do. January 20, 2009 can't get here soon enough to suit me.


Anonymous said...

I saw your blog on the internet and was just wondering if there have been any changes recently reguarding this blog about your uncle. Has anyone from the family heard from him since last year? I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

Jan said...

No, unfortunately no one in the family has heard from him since he disappeared. Thank you for your prayers, they are much appreciated.