Comments from respondents giving Obama an “A”
Billboards, keeping up mandatory requirements for Safety Standards in the US. Making new healthy foods standards for youth in schools and US. Keeping and maintaining food & drug and FDA standards for cleanliness and healthy safe practice.
Enforcement is needed in a rapidly changing work place.
It's hard to get anything done with a Congress that systematically works to defeat every effort he makes.
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS TRIED TO INSTILL THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY HEALTH CARE BY PASSING NEW LAWS THAT ALL HUMAN BEINGS REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE EMPLOYED OR UMEMPLOYED, THIER HEALTH HAS VALUE. WE SHOULD BE TREATED FAIRLY BY ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.
Comments from respondents giving Obama a “B”
More enforcement of workplace safety laws. Update of HAZCOM standard.
Hazard communication got updated and I2P2 was put on the radar.
"A" is very hard to get. I think the administration has done what they can and will continue to improve safety and health.
At least there is some some movement towards safety
Because in a troubled econmy he did hos best
They have pushed for more change in the past 4 years than in the prior 12 years.
CSB has been getting stronger on their post accident inspections. Both OSHA and CSB need to get better on their PRE-accident inspections.
Comments from respondents giving Obama a “C”
OSHA Seems to focus on being punitive not providing prevention as much as they have in the past.
Granted the stick can work but compliance assistance takes a back seat when it comes to filling vacant positions.
The issue of safety and health has not been addressed very publicly. The economy has lost a lot of its manufacturing base and the new economy is about IT, healthcare, and science; however, more attention is needed to address and improve employee safety.
Adverse Effect on VPP Program
There has been nothing new or extraordinary coming out of this administration other than the usual rhetoric about keeping workers safe. Responsible, caring employers do not need to be told how to keep their employees safe, they already know how to do it
There has been no concerted effort to weed out those companies which use illegal aliens as contracted workers. These companies are known to look the other way at known safety issues like appropriate harnesses and safety lines on roofing crews etc.
I did not see any intiatives other than more enforcement and fines of business that atually improved worker health and safety.
"C" is as close to "I don't know" as I could get; you don't say how this is to be measured and providing opinions without having the facts - or being "on the same page" - is one of the primary reasons we get hurt and/or killed...
Comments from respondents giving Obama a “D”
OSHA new direction seems to be to implement fines rather than partnering.
limited movement on key issues. He is just another politician.
Perhaps because fewer people are working?
I havent seen any real changes. Rarely do you hear any mention of Safety and Health.
do u have to ask
I feel there has been a lack of actual action and a lack of communication.
I see minority workers and contractors get smaller or no fine for willful violations. Is this not reverse discrimination?
It follows thr trend of his whole administration. I will leave my answer at that because I do not want to turn this in to a political forum
Did not fully accomplish but only one thing he said he would, got the Country deeper in debt.
I would like to see companies with excellent safety records rewarded as the incentive to others to improve their records. All OSHA seems to do is write more tighter regulations that everybody under the law must comply with, adding cost for no gain.
Comments from respondents giving Obama an “F”
Too union-friendly. Too fine-driven & lost focus on HELPING businesses.
Heis a hypocrit. We earn most of income from oil and gas. He supports an overseas project with no regulations. He is false. Going green is also a joke. Epa puts regulations that have no validy. Take politics out of safety. How about BP destroying our Gulf,
Promoting enforcement with more fines and expected # of citations/inspection has never resulted in a safer work place. I have spoken with inspectors that have shared directives given from Washington and it had nothing to do with promoting safety.
if they are not working and staying home are they safer? I give an F because they are not even working
Like everything else his Czars have only run up costs but very little effective positive results to show for it!
The focus should be on instruction and training, not strict enforcement. The government is bloated enough already. We don't need more enforcement agents.
All actions were reactionary and took little initiative to proactively forge improvements.
I have not read, seen or heard anything from this president regarding health and safety of employees for 3 years.
The "new sheriff in town" bravado and sky-high fines have once again created a culture of fear instead of collaboration between industry and OSHA. Businesses are pro-people and pro-safety, but OSHA's approach appears to paint industry with a broad brush.
His Labor Dept. appointees have stated that they support VPP and all the positive safety cultures it builds, however, they do not support it in day-to-day operations, they do not support it at budget hearings and they do not support it to AFL-CIO
The agency is driven by politics, not a desire to actually improve workplace safety. Witness the resources they wasted on the recordkeeping NEP, persisting even when it became apparent their belief in wide spread under reporting was baseless.
There is too much emphasis on enforcement instead of cooperative programs.
His policies are always against business and create uncertainty in the work place. Companies are not spending money on new safer equipment because of unknown tax and environmental law changes.
He does not care for the health of the non unionized work force because of the upcoming Obama Care.
Small companies will be willing to not provide healthcare and pay the penality. Once in Obama Care, they quality of our medical coverage be reduced.
Safety should never be used to move forward other agendas.
They seem to be focusing on the "gotcha" principle rather than the "helpya" principle if you are an employer.
No obvious signs of inititaives.