The Federal Government Occupational Health and Safety Administration, created by Congress in 1970 to restrict what was seen as an even more alarming level of industrial accidents, 20 years later, has become a lightning rod for controversy. The proponents considered it as a bulwark defending the sale working conditions but opponents portrayed it as abusively intrusive, bureaucratic nightmares for employers. With this in mind – and with dwindling human and other resources – OSHA officials in Maine … Read more »

The Federal Government Occupational Health and Safety Administration, created by Congress in 1970 to restrict what was seen as an even more alarming level of industrial accidents, 20 years later, has become a lightning rod for controversy. The proponents considered it as a bulwark defending the sale working conditions but opponents portrayed it as abusively intrusive, bureaucratic nightmares for employers. With this in mind – and with dwindling human and other resources – OSHA officials in Maine, in 1991, try a radically different approach to telling their task, targeting 200 companies, the data to them are the state to bring the most important, in line ‘s. OSHA hopes both to avoid diluting the inspection capacity has – and to convince ways, rather than forcing the law, to find economic improvements. The apparent success of the Maine 200 program comes at a time when the new Clinton Administration is committed to find such government “reinvention” programs replicate it widely. This can initially for the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Maine 200 effort as an example of obtaining compliance through a new form of enforcement, and secondly for the discussion of complications and expediency, the “scale.” Under a small program HKS Case Number 1372 , 0
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Harvey Simon,
Malcolm Sparrow
4 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1997. Prod #: HKS057-PDF-ENG
Regulatory Reform at OSHA (B) HBR case solution

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