OSHA in your bedroom
John A. Quayle
blueoval at SGI.NET
Tue Jan 4 19:26:11 MST 2000
At 11:40 AM 01/04/2000 -0700, Jim Nantz wrote:
>Today Rush brought to my attention that OSHA has announced that
>it has jurisdiction over home offices, and said that views a
>home office as an extension of an employee's workplace, and the
>employer is responsible for conditions in the home office if it
>allows employees to telecommute.
ABC addressed this one tonight.
>Rush had some good questions and I'll repeat them here.
>What if you have a housekeeper and you smoke while she's there working?
According to ABC, you are liabel for her breathing difficulties....
>What if you smoke while your children are in the house?
Lemmie see........does the word "Waco" bring to mind anything?
>How long before OSHA starts showing up at homes to do
>inspections of these home offices?
Several months - six, tops.
>I can only imagine what would happen if OSHA sends a bra
>burning, man hating feminazi out to Doug's place to do an
So long, Doug! He's *T-O-A-S-T*, knowwhutahmean, jellybean?!?
>First there is the odor that suggests fine cigars were smoked there.
True.......and the odor of vintage carb and choke cleaner that has been
dabbed behind the victim's ears - makes him more alluring, you dig?
>Second there are the pictures of the pinup girls on the walls.
>This will be written up as promoting a hostile work environment
>Then there's the picture of Doug's uncle wearing his (now
>politically incorrect) uniform. This will be written up as
>promoting a hostile work environment for Jewish people and
Doug's uncle was a Hell's Angel?!?!?
>His office is not wheelchair accessable. - The door isn't wide
>enough to let them in.
That's why Dougie keeps a cutting torch handy, Jim.
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