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Weekly Poll (12)

A Pennsylvania roofer is facing 25 years in prison for lying, and ordering employees to lie, to OSHA inspectors after a worker was killed in a 45-foot fall. Does the potential punishment fit the crime?

California regularly sets up “stings” of unlicensed contractors by posing as homeowners, soliciting bids for projects that require licenses, then arresting the individuals. What do you think of this strategy?

M/W/DBE fraud has been widely reported lately. What's the best way to address that problem?

M/W/DBE fraud has been widely reported lately. What's the best way to address that problem?

The family of a U.S. worker killed on the job is calling for a $50,000 mandatory fine if a workplace hazard is found to "materially contribute" to a fatal incident. (The fine in their case was $2,300.) What do you think?

The U.S. will force companies that owe federal fines for hazmat violations to pay up or shut down. Good plan or bad plan?

Four years on, how would you describe EPA’s enforcement of the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program?

A UK contractor will serve three years in prison for allowing an untrained employee to do work that cost him his life. What do you think of this sentence?

The fertilizer plant that exploded in West, TX, was last inspected in 1985, causing some people to question OSHA’s oversight. Overall, how do you feel about OSHA’s oversight?

What industry trends do you follow most closely?

An asbestos contractor will serve 10 years in prison for a shoddy removal job. What’s your take on that sentence?

A new audit shows that OSHA is quick to drastically reduce fines for workplace violations—even repeat violations. Safety advocates say the agency has fallen down on its enforcement mandate. What do you think?


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