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Drew Cline: Occupational licensing reform would lift regulatory burdens
The Union Leader
Contrary to popular belief, occupational licenses are not really about protecting public health and safety. Primarily, they exist to limit competition. Licensing restricts competition, driving up costs to consumers for the benefit of those who are ...


How the US Can Improve Workplace Injury and Illness Data
Insurance Journal
With 156 million adults working in the U.S. and an annual cost of $250 billion in workplace injuries (as of 2007 figures), the federal agencies that sponsored the latest report (Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Institute for Occupational Safety and ...


9NEWS.com

Ski worker killed shouldn't have been near equipment that killed him: Report
9NEWS.com
An investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is ongoing and could take up to six months to conclude, Juan Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency, told 9NEWS on Wednesday. The report by the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Need a license to do your job? That may be excessive
Minneapolis Star Tribune
As a regulatory scheme, occupational licensing dwarfs both the minimum wage and unionization in terms of its coverage of the American workforce. When many people think of occupational licensing, they think of doctors, lawyers, dentists. There are ...

 




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