On Safety

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July 16, 2014

Occasionally, someone says something about safety I find noteworthy. Today, I share a quote from OSHA administrator David Michaels, who suggests America’s inequality problem extends beyond wages.

“There’s a clear correlation between low-wage jobs and unsafe jobs. … Workers in low-wage jobs are at much greater risk of conditions that will make it impossible for them to live in a healthy way, to earn money for their family, to build middle-class lives.”

– David Michaels, OSHA administrator

Michaels’ comments were made in a recent Q&A with NBC News.

Do you agree? Do you feel, much like an income gap, that a “safety gap” exists in our country? Sound off in the comments below.

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