Quote – Representative Cass Ballenger (R-NC), Business Insurance.

The basic idea is OSHA [and by extension MSHA] has lost its purpose. Its purpose started off being the health and safety of workers, and now it's been more like a cop on the beat who gets rewarded for the number of tickets he can hand out. And it has become an anti-business operation of the federal government.

Representative Cass Ballenger (R-NC), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protection rolled out a proposal to scrap the agency, and grant its jurisdiction to the Occupational Safety and Health administration (the proposal also included slashing the OSHA budget). Business Insurance, “Congressman Argues for an Overhaul of OSHA” in a Q&A with associate editor Mark A. Hofmann.

Friday, July 14, 1995