AbelAmusing. Because I don't have an extremist view of the agency, I must be a shill. Because I acknowledge that we do some things right, I must be a shill. Because I know how to spell shill, I must be a shill. Very amusing.
You sound like a schill for OSHA. You point out OSHA problems but you defend OSHA always in the end. You are biased and have no creditability. You can delete this post since it is to you, but you have been revealed. You are 100% bureaucrat and apparently can't help it. You probably think HR 3200 would be a great health plan since the government would run things.
I differentiate between OSHA policies and the people within OSHA, because I see OSHA as the sum of it's career professionals, not it's policies. I will freely criticize the policies, but not the career professionals. Policies and the "tone" of the agency are set by political appointees, but the career professionals are the ones who have to carry out those policies to the best of our ability. Even when we disagree with them, that's what it is to be a professional.
The career professionals in this agency have freely chosen a job that is hard, stressful, sometimes dangerous, and can involve a lot of days away from the family, because we believe in what the agency is trying to accomplish. Do you think it's easy interviewing a man who just a few hours earlier watched his best friend die? Do you think it's easy spending four consecutive weeks on the road, away from your family, your evenings dedicated to reviewing documentation in some rundown hotel? I can tell you from person experience, it isn't easy. But I'm not just talking about CSHOs, I know people in the ROs and the NO who are the same, many of them former CSHOs themselves.
If you can't see the difference between OSHA policies, and the people within OSHA, then I pity you. Am I still going to defend OSHA career professionals? Goddamn right I am, every one of them, every fuckin' time. If that makes me a shill, fine, I can live with that.