5/5/2010

A new bill that would mandate prison time for willful violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules could undermine relationships with the construction industry, according to an OSHA official in Wisconsin. "There are some employers that need extra motivation, but it's dangerous when penalties become a factor of doing business," said Kim Stille, area director for Madison's OSHA office. Stille also said her office would not be able to enforce the Protecting America's Workers Act with current staffing levels if the bill becomes law.

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