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Deo VIndice
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Here is an excerpt, the whole article is at the following link:

http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2009/01/Caught-in-Crossfire.aspx


Under the “general duty” clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 651- 678, “[e]ach employer . . . shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”1. There is little question that allowing guns at the workplace endangers workers. Workplaces that tolerate guns are five to seven times more likely to suffer homicides than job sites that ban firearms, according to a 2005 study in the American Journal of Public Health.2 Unfortunately, a growing number of states have passed laws requiring employers to allow guns in company-owned parking lots.

As a result of recent legislation, the state of Georgia, for example, provides that “no private or public employer . . . shall condition employment upon any agreement by a prospective employee that prohibits an employee from entering the parking lot and access thereto when the employee’s privately owned motor vehicle contains a firearm that is locked out of sight within the trunk, glove box, or other enclosed compartment or area within such privately owned motor vehicle, provided that any applicable employees possess a Georgia firearms license.”3

It will be interesting to see if OSHA wins or the states prevail. I know currently we have a policy that forbids firearms in our vehicles on company property.
 

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Deo VIndice
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Heck, we've had girls at work beat each other with hammers when they were fighting over some guy both were dating...funny thing, we still use hammers!
 
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