From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] contractor safety form
Date: January 11, 2013 2:52:59 PM EST
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I wonder how many of you have seen the last page of the application for federal grants for research or art projects where the person signing for the school is also agreeing to follow a bunch of public laws referenced by number.  One of those is the public law number for the OSHA regulations.  And if you look at the federal regulations, being in violation of those any of those public laws is supposed to subject the grantee to investigation.  If it is found the regulations were indeed violated, the grant can be withdrawn, the money can be required to be returned, and the Feds have the option to put the grantee's school on a list for up to 4 years barring them from making further applications.
Like most of the good laws in this country, it has been on the books for a couple decades and never used to my knowledge--even when the school receiving funds has been cited by OSHA for violations.  What funding agency whose budget has been cut every year for decades has enough money to pit their few lawyers against your school's retained counsels?   You are all safe. 
It's like the NYS law that requires complete ingredient disclosure for all household cleaning products that was passed in 1971.   The first attempt to enforce it was made through the efforts of Earthjustice lawyers a couple of years ago.  And while a number of the smaller companies complied, P&G and four other biggies refused.  And there the situation sits:   lawyers with vast sums of money at their disposal vs young poor public interest lawyers.  Guess what's happn.   Nuttn.
But for one glorious year, I saw the REAL list of ingredients as notarized and sent to Albany vs the MSDS list of ingredients of many products made by smaller mfgrs.    I'll never believe anything I see on an MSDS again. 
We actually don't need more laws.  We just need enforcement of those that exist.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

-----Original Message-----
From: Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan <stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**UCONN.EDU>
Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 6:17 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] contractor safety form

Here is  a  link  to  UConn's  Contractor  Safety Manual,  which  requires  them  
to   sign  off  on  a   form.

Stefan  Wawzyniecki,  CIH,  CHMM
Uuniversity  of  Connecticut

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