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Will the recently announced increase in OSHA fines – the first in 25 years – lead to safer workplaces?

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May 1, 2010

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  • Nearly half (48 percent) of respondents to the February Safety+Health survey considered their job to be “relatively stable.” Meanwhile, 4 out of every 10 (39 percent) respondents considered their job “very stable” – down from the 51 percent of respondents from a S+H salary survey conducted in August who considered their job “very stable.”
  • More than half (56 percent) of respondents said their job satisfaction has remained unchanged since last year.
  • 6 out of every 10 respondents stated their job stress has increased.
  • Nearly half (46 percent) of respondents work increased hours.
  • Most staffing levels remained unchanged.
  • 6 out of every 10 respondents said management support has remained the same.
  • 71 percent of respondents work for organizations that do not outsource any portion of its safety program.
  • 73 percent of respondents said they do not plan to hire a safety, industrial hygiene or occupational hazards consultant in the next year.

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