posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 03:41 PM
reply to post by Crakeur
Interesting point about the jones act.
Little off-topic, but this really goes to show how admiralty law is still in full effect, despite the ignorance most have about what it really is.
Thats obviously the point, I'm sure.
On-topic, when it comes to getting fitted for an OSHA aprroved respirator like the kind that the workers would desire, that requires a 4 hour
"class" and test. It also requires a "fit test" that ensures that the respirator does in fact "fit". It isn't a free program either.
Bureaucratic mumbojumbo if you ask me.
Still, a bandana or rag over your mouth and nose would go pretty far to protect one's lungs. If they did in fact ban or restrict that, that would be
insane. I think its the money and so-called "training" that needs to be implemented that is hurting those involved. I went through that little
'class' before, and they gave us all the answers to the test that was like 20 questions long. It didn't matter if we knew what was going on, it
only mattered that we passed the certification process as a whole. This was only for 9 guys and it cost like $4K. Imagine several thousand guys>>>
I think we can all safely agree that BP is using deceptive practices in order to minimize liability, this particular one included. Controlled release
of info is rather key to that end.
In the corporate world, profits and liability are the masters. Anyone and everything is replaceable once the bottom line becomes threatened. Sad yes,
but very real.
My suggestion to everyone helping physically with this mess, bring some extra bandanas. Its not that great a defense, but just think, you can protect
from nuclear fallout by wearing a sheet with eyeholes cut out. It says so right in the US Army survival manual.