Right To Know

Right To Know

Cry Wolf Quotes

No jobs have left the city because of the toxic-disclosure law…. But whatever the figures for a statewide right-to-know law, it is hard conceive of them outstripping the astronomical costs—in tarnished corporate images, in legal expenses and in compensating and caring for sick employees—that await businesses without formal, accepted mechanism to warn workers about the health risks they face on the job.

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“Sniping at the right-to-know”, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

To expect well over half a million small businesses to adhere to these extensive requirements would be regulatory overkill.

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Frank S. Swain, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, of the Reagan’s Small Business Administration.

It will require many small businesses to go through an additional costly and time consuming process of collecting and analyzing information. The benefits of doing so will not significantly improve the protection of human health or the environment.

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Eugene B. Humphrey, president of Humphrey Chemical Company and representative of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.

[The law will be] unworkable, unmanageable, unadministratable, unenforceable and extraordinarily costly.

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Bruce Coe, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.

Evidence

Backgrounders & Briefs

Dying To Know: A Historical Analysis of the Right-To-Know Movement

This survey provides a sweeping analysis of the right-to-know movement in America.