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ISHN editors and invited workplace safety and health thought leaders offer their cutting-edge views on the profession’s critical issues.

Do we really need an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) right now?

Layering another set of regulatory requirements on the private sector at this fragile economic and geopolitical moment in time, when the evidence shows it is not necessary, will only lead to higher costs of goods and services and a further increase in unemployment.
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OSHA needs some John Wayne grit

Every day I drive by construction sites (strip malls, housing, apartments, heavy construction etc.) and am amazed at the sheer audacity that company owners, managers, or supervisors place on their employees.
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“If I need a political rant I can tune in to the media”

Why must everything become political? Why must ISHN spew venomous poison like this article?
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“OSHA has turned the EHS profession substantially into a rule enforcement trade”

The philosophical bent of ISHN seems to be increasingly pro-government regulation, i.e. OSHA is pretty good but to be even better, needs more money and regulations to enforce.
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“The government HAS to reduce spending… or there will BE no OSHA or EPA”

In this economy, the government HAS to reduce spending in every possible way or there will BE no OSHA or EPA - at least not resembling anything like what we have today.
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“If you don’t want to get a fellow mad at you then don’t talk about politics…”

I believe the majority of ISHN readers would prefer to read about REAL safety issues and not see your publication cross into the political world.
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Enough with the OSHA overkill to make a buck

There is “Obamacare” (healthcare reform) and then there’s “OSHAscare.” I received yet another OSHAscare email this morning from a company trying to foment fear of inspections, penalties, jail time, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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Heated regulatory rhetoric: Sound and fury signifying… not much

Even during times when the White House has been the residence of a Republican President have we not heard such rhetoric over the little agency called OSHA. Its budget, after all, is roughly $500 million. Big reg brother EPA runs with a budget of more than $7 billion.
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The Actively-Caring Movement:

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Pros should opposed I2P2 as government overreach

Why can't OSHA just reissue the Program Guidelines and Program Evaluation Profile? Makes sense from a safety and health standpoint but fails the political context.
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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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