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SoylentGrunt t1_jedrs2e wrote

A lot of people still die. OSHA is gutted right now. The government is letting the big boys get away with things they normally wouldn't thanks to regulatory capture.

Iron workers got, and still get, a pass on a lot of OSHA regs because the steel erection companies were instrumental in writing OSHA rules and didn't want their crews slowed down with safety equipment.

Workplace safety today is not about saving lives. It's about saving money by avoiding wrongful death lawsuits from surviving family members of killed employees and OSHA fines should OSHA decide to actually do their job that day.