Politics Control OSHA
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The paper discusses how the political environment has a strong influence on how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) operates. The paper also shows how business and industry have a strong influence on politics, which ultimately affect rules, regulations and various legislation. The paper asserts that when the government supports capitalism and views the OSHA as an impediment to business and industry it makes it difficult for such an agency to function. Therefore, the paper contends that independence from politics is required for the OSHA to be effective and meet its mandates.
From the Paper:"Government bureaucracy is horrendous for preventing new and improved rules and regulations to take effect. A serious problem is that developing and finally approving regulations take at least four years, often much longer, not including a few additional years absorbed by court challenges (Schichor & Gaines, 2002). Cases that are brought to the courts are often too complex for the judicial process. Since the Department of Justice has not been prosecuting OSHA has been reluctant, advocates claim, to refer cases (Schichor & Gaines, 2002). The few cases that reach the courts meet the same fate as most white-collar crimes with few convictions and minor penalties."
Sample of Sources Used:
- CWA union. (2005). John Kerry's and George Bush's record on OSHA. Retrieved on July 5, 2005 from http://www.cwa-union.org/osh/BillOfRights/Kerry-Bush.pdf
- Houghton and Mifflin. (2005). The Great American History Fact Finder. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Retrieved on July 5, 2005 from http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/gahff/html/ff_137200_occupational.htm
- Schichor, D., Gaines L., and R. Ball. (2002). Readings in White-Collar Crime. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press Inc.
- U.S. Department of Labor. (2005). Occupational Safety and Health Act. Retrieved on July 3, 2005 from http://www.osha.gov/
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