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RE: OSHA celebrates 40th year – AFLCIO annual report exposes ineffectiveness program

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Charles Randall
Participant

I noticed several news items touting OSHA’s celebrating its 40th aniversary & touting its workplace efforts.
 
Unfortunately this news article covering AFLCIO’s annual report is one few items showing just how ineffective the safety program really is:
-at least 12 workers/day are killed in workplace
-OSHA is greatly underfunded & understaffed they can only inspect workplaces on Fed basis once/167 years and at state level once/67 years!
-only 84 cases in worker deaths have actually been proscuted over OSHA’s 40 years
-OSHA fines are joke averaging $5600/case at Fed level & $4500/case State level 
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