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Resource ID: #23278
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, D.C.)
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Date: 03/16/2007

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"The number of serious accidents on college campuses has increased by about 50 percent over the past 20 years while government enforcement of occupational safety rules has fallen sharply. These changes among colleges were larger than for all types of employers as a whole. Many public colleges and universities are exempt from any OSHA inspections and so can afford to pay less attention to work place safety without serious repercussion. In some states, inspectors lack the legal authority to fine public colleges. Colleges with the largest fines included both large and small institutions."

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