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Labor raps voluntary plan for meeting safety laws

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Karla Vallance / January 20, 1982



Washington

Reaction from organized labor to a new Reagan administration plan for some companies to comply with federal occupational safety and health laws voluntarily was quick and short.

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''In a word, negative,'' said George Taylor, occupational safety and health director for the 15 million-member AFL-CIO.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposal suggested that some regular federal inspections of workplaces be replaced by voluntary company health and safety programs.