Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Walker avoids Deficit Hole Collapse!

Scott Walker continues to show how little curiosity he has about occupations he should have some familiarity with by now, especially after attending ribbon cuttings and business grand openings. Heck, even I knew this one, highlighted below by someone much closer to an actual profession. WISAFLCIO
Jeff Kaminiski, President of the United Steelworkers Local 2006, representing workers at investor owned utilities in the state, made an official complaint with OSHA and called for the commercial to be pulled from the air.
“It’s clear Gov. Walker’s never worked a day of his life in this field. Gov. Walker should be fined by OSHA and this commercial should be immediately pulled for safety reasons.  This is someone in a leadership position setting an unsafe example for workers. 

Not only is Scott Walker not wearing any Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE as it is often referred to, such as a hard hat, safety gloves, work vest or
safety glasses, but he is making errors that could end in serious injury. I immediately noticed that the hole appears to be more than five feet deep, the ladder is not positioned correctly and Gov. Walker is making a host of mistakes, putting his safety at risk. There is no shoring to hold up the side walls … holes with unstable ground or greater than five feet must be shored and the ladder must extend two feet above the hole. As somebody who spends my days pushing safety on the job, these are big offenses.”   
WKOW's Tony Galli looks at the seriousness of the complaint:

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