Skip to comments.Report: Capitol Littered With Workplace Hazards
Posted on 07/28/2010 10:06:06 AM PDT by greatplains
Everyone knows the one about glass houses everyone except the feds, apparently. A recent report revealed the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings have an estimated 6,300 workplace hazards.
While Obamas OSHA continues to ramp up fines, criminal penalties and oversight for companies, the seat of the legislative branch wouldnt even pass its own inspection, according to a recent report from the Office of Compliance.
And many of the hazards pose major risks to employees one-quarter of them could be deadly or cause serious injury. And some will cost a lot to fix. One example: A fire hazard in the Library of Congress will cost nearly $20 million to repair.
Howd all of these hazards slip by in the first place? Congress exempted itself from parts of federal workplace law, so it hasnt been forced to update its facilities.
The whole damn place can burn down for all I care.
You can’t make a workplace safe enough to satisfy OSHA...
No, but a few grand will make them go away for a time.
All the more reason to have a Constitutional Amendment that bars Congress from exempting themselves their staff or members of the executive branch from any law they pass.