Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Regulation of the Day

You'll be pleased to know that the Obama Administration's standing up for the rights of foreign temporary sheep and goat herders. In late July, the Department of Labor published new policies mandating:
[T]he employer must also specify in the job order and provide at no cost to workers an effective means of communicating with persons capable of responding to the worker’s needs in case of an emergency. These means are necessary to perform the work and can include, but are not limited to, satellite phones, cell phones, wireless devices, radio transmitters, or other types of electronic communication systems. . .

When mechanical refrigeration of food is not feasible, the worker must be provided with another means of keeping food fresh and preventing spoilage, such as a butane or propane gas refrigerator. Other proven methods of safeguarding fresh foods, such as salting, are acceptable. . .

In areas where it is not feasible to provide electrical service to mobile housing, including tents, lanterns shall be provided (kerosene wick lights meet the definition of lantern).
Who knew the nanny state was this specific?

(via reader Warren)

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