The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

OSHA Standards:
Asking the Boss Not to Be a Boss

Apr 15, 2002

On April 5, the Bush Administration announced a new policy for preventing repetitive motion injuries. Injuries of this type include neck sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, back sprains, and tendinitis. They come from repetitive motions such as lifting, bending, typing or pushing buttons on a press. And almost all of them come from jobs.

Bush’s head of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), John Henshaw, said he would leave it up to industries to draw up their own guidelines.

Leaving it up to business–that’s what they do now, isn’t it? And look what they’ve got–1.8 million injuries every year.