With the Obama administration expected to place a much higher emphasis on OSHA enforcement, news that workplace fatalities for 2007 in Texas were the highest in 6 years, is not a good combination. Texas experiences spike in workplace fatalities.
The leading causes of Texas workplace death?
- highway crashes (132),
- falls to lower levels (72),
- homicides (70)
- being struck by an object (47).
Homicides is that one that surprises me.
Last week the Washington Post article, Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction, was a less than flattering look at the agency. Expect the approach to be quite different under Secretary Solis and whoever ends up as head of OSHA.