Right To Know

Right To Know

Cry Wolf Quotes

[The proposed OSHA standard would force employers to follow] overly simplistic procedures...which differ markedly from well-established hazard warning practices….[creating] in favor of potentially confusing over-labeling [and] “excessively detailed hazard evaluation procedures.

Robert A. Roland, president of the Chemical Manufacturers Association.

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

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

Labeling all pipes and containers could cost the chemical industry $100 million a year.

Garth Fort, lobbyist for the Monsanto Company.
08/30/1983 | Full Details | Law(s): Right To Know

I can imagine the mounds of paperwork with little to do with providing information about hazards. We can see very little if any benefits to the worker….very marginal costs often make the difference between whether you get the business or not.

Thomas H. Wood, a chamber director and manager of Shell’s West Deptford plant.


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.