14 October 2004
And no hazard pay, either
What makes them "dangerous"? OSHA sent this letter to some 13,000 employers using these criteria:
The employers are those whose establishments are covered by Federal OSHA and reported the highest "Days Away from work, Restricted work or job Transfer injury and illness" (DART) rate to OSHA in a survey of 2002 injury and illness data. For every 100 full-time workers, the 13,000 employers had seven or more injuries or illnesses which resulted in days away from work, restricted work or job transfer. The national average is 2.8.
No place I have ever worked in this state appears on this list. There do seem to be a lot of nursing homes and Wal-Mart stores, though.