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Have OSHA regulations gone too far in the workplace?

Different countries may have different laws and maybe some of their safety standards may be lower than ours. But, by the same token, when OSHA requires roofing contractors who have been climbing ladders for 20 years to attend ladder class - maybe we have gone too far.

So, where do you draw the line? Child labor may be an obvious one. Yet, US companies have found themselves in trouble for this. Does when in Rome..... make good business sense?

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When in Rome really doesn't make good business sense because it's not based on ethical principles. This is why he have regulations like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other regulations that monitor the activity of U.S. companies, including U.S. companies that operate internationally. OHSA and similar organizations like the EPA do demand that workers attend training classes, and in some cases, ...

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Different countries may have different laws and maybe some of their safety standards may be lower than ours. But, by the same token, when OSHA requires roofing contractors who have been climbing ladders for 20 years to attend ladder class - maybe we have gone too far.

So, where do you draw the line? Child labor may be an obvious one. Yet, US companies have found themselves in trouble for this. Does when in Rome..... make good business sense?

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