Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 15:31:26 -0500
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Subject: Re: Need Your Opinion on Safety Issues
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>You are correct of course in that a plaintiff's attorney would exercise
>the legal theory that you have propounded in any court case involving a
>jury hearing the evidence in your hypothetical (which, incidetally, is
>not all that hypothetical--it has happened).
>However, you err when you suggest that Congress should have included
>students as well as employees under the protective hand of OSHA.  There
>are several very good reasons why Congress excluded non-employees from
>OSHA protection.  For the details, see the Congressional
>Record -- it's on the Internet.
>Jay Young

Didn't mean to imply OSHA should cover students, either.  Only that 
the regs (and all other considerations mentioned) that govern safety 
should be applied to students.   Not in any Federal Regulation 
enforcement sense, but in the common sense and the organization's 
laboratory policy that was the topic of initial discussion.

Looks like I need to reread my posts for comprehension - too much 
stuff and too little time this week!

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