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Government Hard At Work

February 24, 2010

Let’s give them more of our money.

HILL OSHA VIOLATIONS: Congressional offices don’t seem to follow OSHA rules very closely, as Jordy Yager reports in The Hill: ‘More than 70 percent of congressional offices have violated worker safety standards over the past year.

‘While the majority of all lawmaker offices on Capitol Hill have at least one health or safety hazard violation, this year’s inspection data from the Office of Compliance inspections is an improvement over last year’s. The number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations found in each office has significantly decreased over the years as well – from an average of about 8.15 violations per office in 2007 to an average of 1.75 hazards in each office this year. The type of violations is also shifting, from what used to be gross safety risks to what are now relatively minor infractions, like lengths of electric cord strung together or a blocked electrical outlet.’

from Politico

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