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    :: Monday, May 09, 2005 ::

    A safer workplace? Berkshire Eagle, MA
    An important new initiative within the Bush administration to keep American workers from being injured or killed while on the job deserves broad public support, especially since the administration seems embarrassed by its own good work and might lose its nerve.

    During the two decades from 1982 to 2002, over 1,200 Americans died as a result of willful safety violations at their work sites. Few prosecutions of employers resulted, even though many of the same companies callously refused to improve conditions. The Occupational and Safety Health Administration wanted to be tougher, but OSHA officials found little interest among federal prosecutors in pursuing these cases.
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