NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 1978
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(Studio) Congress debate over proposal that small business be exempted from OSHA regulations reported Senator approval noted.
REPORTER: Jess Marlow
(No location given) Background on OSHA's efforts to inspect business and difficulty in doing so, especially in areas like Texas oil refinery cntry., given. [OSHA spokesperson Jerry BATY - needs more and better qualified inspectors.] [Mary NEAL - describes work injury.] Neal's injury noted as coming 3 mos. after OSHA told Texaco that her machine was unsafe; details given of Labor Department settlement with Texaco about citation and way Baty found out about incident. [BATY - doesn't think he should have had to be informed in manner he was.] Statements of Texaco's Port Arthur, Texas, manager Don. Chase outlined. [CHASE - says plant is safe and is so provided, regardless of OSHA. Discusses possibility of closing business if forced to comply with OSHA regulations.] [Union official Anthony MAZZOCHI - says OSHA is undermanned and underfunded.]
REPORTER: George Lewis
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