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Obama Administration Warns That Working Outdoors Can Kill You
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Posted on 05/08/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama Administration Warns That Working Outdoors Can Kill You By Susan Jones May 8, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – “Let’s Move,” says the Obama White House. But Obama’s Labor Department is telling some workers to slow down.

On Monday, the administration launched a national campaign warning people how dangerous it is to work outside in hot weather.

"Drinking plenty of water and taking frequent breaks in cool, shaded areas are incredibly important in the hot summer months," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the Labor Department, says heat stroke has killed around 30 workers a year, on average, since 2003, and "thousands" of workers" are stricken annually with heat-related illnesses.

"For outdoor workers, 'water, rest and shade' are three words that can make the difference between life and death," Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Monday in a news release. "If employers take reasonable precautions, and look out for their workers, we can beat the heat."

For the second summer in a row, OSHA is distributing educational materials in English and Spanish, as well as a curriculum to be used for workplace training. A special Web page explains heat-related hazards.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


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Nanny state........
1 posted on 05/08/2012 7:19:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess we’re too freakin’ stupid to take our next breath without the gov’t telling us too.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

They really think people are stupid. What a bunch of arrogant jerks. Of course, their ilk have been “educating” our children for the last 40+ years, so perhaps they are correct ...


3 posted on 05/08/2012 7:21:48 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, everyone just stay indoors & wait for your Gub’mint check.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 7:23:11 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

They obviously disagree with that Old Book that says:

“By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou earn thy bread”

People have been working in the heat for thousands of years. We now need gub’mint intervention?


5 posted on 05/08/2012 7:24:20 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Sub-Driver

I think just the idea of working at all would kill most Obama supporters.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 7:24:20 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama looks like someone who’s never worked a day in his life - outdoors or otherwise.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 7:24:28 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s apparent that the concept of ‘work’ is wholly alien to “O”.

If all Americans (from the beginning of our existence as a national entity) had HIS flawed and erroneous concept of and aversion to actual work, we’d still be gasping for breath and struggling against ‘old Europe’ ... and likely failing altogether!!


8 posted on 05/08/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver

The thought of working...and especially working outdoors, would indeed be a strange thing to folks who vote for the Cretin-in-Chief and his Clown Show of Felon/Cretins.

As such, this advice is needed...for “them”, at least.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 7:27:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

I worked construction to put myself through college. I worked in some awful heat and cold. Hey, I survived. I saw a guy throw a bucket of water on an electrical fire. He survived too (although I’m not sure how).

This nanny-state “no pain no gain” government is driving me nuts. They have no balls, so they want to cut off all of ours.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 7:49:18 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Next up....Obama administration to warn that people with hearts can suffer heart attacks and die.
11 posted on 05/08/2012 7:58:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, does this mean that he’s through with golf? That’s done outdoors. Wouldn’t that kill him?


12 posted on 05/08/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Behold..... yet another important discovery!!

Dress for rain... when are they going to talk about dressing for rainy days?

Play it safe folks.... stay in bed and wait for your government check.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 8:04:32 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: left that other site

This is not new by any means. It has been around since at least 1999?

http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_iii/otm_iii_4.html

With the workloads and rest periods all preprogrammed out!

So why is the 0bama Administration getting all up into this...AGAIN.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 8:08:21 AM PDT by EBH (The redistribution of another man's money, does not create wealth for the "greater good.")
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To: Puppage
So, everyone just stay indoors & wait for your Gub’mint check.

Who said anything about staying indoors? Ultimately, zer0care will have us staying six feet under, with no Gub'mint checks.

15 posted on 05/08/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are complete idiots and I do mean complete.
Working outdoors is the healthiest thing that you could possibly do.

Indoors you are subject to crowding and breathing fumes, dust,and contaminants and breathing aerosols from other people. Indoors you don’t get enough sunshine to manufacture vitamin D (and by the way, slather on that sunblock, you don’t want that nasty vitamin D to contaminate your skin if you do occasionally venture outside).

Outside you will get fresh air and everything nature has for your benefit.

You do have to do things wisely though. If you are too stupid to moderate your outdoor activities in hot (or cold) weather, then it isn’t the outdoor living that will affect you, it will be natural selection telling you that you are too stupid to pass on your genes to another generation.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 8:08:46 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Always wear your farty gay bike helmet when going outside. Better yet, stay inside.
17 posted on 05/08/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Sub-Driver
On Monday, the administration launched a national campaign warning people how dangerous it is to work outside in hot weather.

Tell that to the GI's who are daily risking their lives in the Middle Eastern deserts you ignominious illegitimate community agitator.

18 posted on 05/08/2012 8:10:47 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: liberalh8ter
.Obama administration to warn that people with hearts can suffer heart attacks and die...

... and arsenic KILLS too!

19 posted on 05/08/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Sub-Driver

Washington DC is full of people who make their living telling other people how to do things they’ve never done themselves.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 8:13:58 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t these Fing government dipsh!ts have anything else to do?


21 posted on 05/08/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope Julia gets the message. I wouldn’t want her to get a sunburn.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This Public Service Announcement brought to you by the U.S. Department of Meteor Avoidance...


23 posted on 05/08/2012 8:15:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EBH
With the workloads and rest periods all preprogrammed out!

In synchronous harmony with all the union contracts out there, no doubt.

24 posted on 05/08/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrB

Yep. I wonder how many MILLIONS of dollars and THOUSANDS of government workers it is taking for them to remind us to breathe and drink water, etc.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry, guys, when you are overweight, older, and not active, mowing the lawn can kill you, like it did a wonderful Irishman I knew. Hydrating is probably the most important thing, not necessarily the shade.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: left that other site

If people don’t work outside there will be no bread. All the better for Dear Leader. Add that to his fining small farmers and gardeners and what do you have?


27 posted on 05/08/2012 8:28:24 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver
Considering that Obama is a pink-fingered whimp, of course he is afraid of outdoor work.


28 posted on 05/08/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Sub-Driver

Buncha pussies.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 8:39:31 AM PDT by moovova
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To: C210N

Shocking!


30 posted on 05/08/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Night Hides Not
Don't worry! Obamacare will immediately dispatch the Solarcaine squad (formerly known as Solyndra) to Julia's address where they will apply soothing sunburn relief, check on the welfare of her food stamp baby, immunize her dog for rabies (for Obama food safety purposes) and redistribute some of your wealth to her.
31 posted on 05/08/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sub-Driver

First question what would Obama know about any type of work?.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 9:03:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

That is why all farmers die at an early age.

Oh wait... Never mind.


33 posted on 05/08/2012 9:11:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: MrB

Make sure when you wipe, do not use more than two squares. It is for your own good...... < / sarc >

> I guess we’re too freakin’ stupid to take our next breath without the gov’t telling us too.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 9:30:18 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Sub-Driver

I HOPE Obama can CHANGE that. /SARCASM


35 posted on 05/08/2012 9:33:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Sub-Driver
Next they will be warning us about working outside when it' COLD &SNOWING.
36 posted on 05/08/2012 9:59:34 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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