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Dying to WorkDeath and Injury in the American Workplace$
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Jonathan D. Karmel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501709982

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001

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What Can We Do?

What Can We Do?

(p.154) 6 What Can We Do?
Dying to Work

Jonathan D. Karmel

Cornell University Press

Chapter Six asks whether we have done everything possible to keep Americans safe at work. The answers to that question are a discussion of common sense reforms that if implemented will make Americans safer at work. But, anticipating the anti-regulatory arguments from self-described free marketers, Chapter Six first rebuts these arguments championed by conservative think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center, and funded by Charles and David Koch, among others.Thereafter, Chapter Six discusses how reforming the workers compensation system, enhancing the penalties and criminal provisions in the OSHAct, criminally prosecuting employers like Don Blankenship, regulatory reform and more local worker safety laws will help keep Americans safer at work.

Keywords:   Cato Institute, Mercatus Center, Koch, OSHAct penalties, criminal prosecution, workers compensation, reform, Don Blankenship, regulations

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