You're absolutely right , Dunlapian. You're not going to believe want I'm about to tell you...and then again, you may.<quoted text>I'm not sure just how much different State OSHA is from Federal OSHA.
What I am sure of is the fact when an employee gets hurt bad enough working for a non-union company in Tennessee he/she gets fired and we the tax payers have to pick up the tab for for that employee to go on disability benefits, not the company having to step up to the plate and explaining how this accident happened and they were following OSHA guidelines to the tee.
But hey the good people in Tennessee(for the most part) don't want no stinking Unions to protect them.
Many people in my County have worked their whole life and when they die they don't have a pot to piss in and the survivors have to create benefit events just to bury the poor soul.
In the early 2000's, I read a list of what different Body Parts were worth in this State, if you should lose them due to an on-the-job accident. For some reason, an Arm is the only one that I remember. An Arm was worth only $7,000...that's it! It may have gone up since then, but I doubt it.
Pete might be able to update us on that, if he reads this...since he is a Business Owner. But, I was shocked at the Low Price that TOSHA had set on the price of an Arm!