Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 15:43:57 -0500
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Subject: Re: Need Your Opinion on Safety Issues

From: chemcon**At_Symbol_Here**
Date: November 9, 2005 3:10:50 PM EST
Subject: Re: Need  Your Opinion on Safety Issues


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

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