Tighter Workplace Safety Restictions Supported By Many Americans After Texas Plant Explosion: Poll

Americans are more likely than not to say that workplace safety regulations should be more strict in the wake of a fertilizer plant that exploded in Texas last week, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But respondents also said that enforcement of existing regulations would do more to prevent another similar incident.

According to the new survey, 44 percent of Americans say that current workplace safety regulations are not strict enough, compared to 26 percent who said that they are about right and 7 percent who said they are too strict.

But asked which they thought would do more to prevent another accident like the one in Texas, 52 percent of respondents said that better enforcement of existing regulations would be the most effective, while 18 percent said stricter safety regulations would be more effective.

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2 thoughts on “Tighter Workplace Safety Restictions Supported By Many Americans After Texas Plant Explosion: Poll

  1. I’m not surprised that roughly half of those surveyed said that enforcement of current regulations should be done to prevent more accidents like this from happening. We do have safety regulations and safety guidelines, but a lot of businesses don’t require their workers to abide by these rules. By putting safety first, we could avoid potentially dangerous situations like the incident in West, Texas.

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