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Protecting Those Who Are Cleaning Our Windows

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How often do you look up and marvel at those people who go up the skyscrapers and clean the windows? I am fascinated to watch when I happen to be on the inside and suddenly the platform comes down and they go to work. Think about the wind and the cold up there. It makes sense that we should all also be concerned about their safety.

The Minnesota legislature was looking at HF 3824. Basically, to create a task force looking at making things safer. As Workday Minnesota reported:

The taskforce will develop training, education, and licenser standards for both companies and workers while coordinating any initiatives with OSHA regulations.

"Window cleaners need to have the equipment and training to do their jobs safely. In the past two years three workers have lost their lives. We must not allow one more death to occur," said Dino Crandall, a window cleaner and member of SEIU Local 26.

In the past three years, three workers have been killed in the Twin Cities. The SEIU rally about the issue is worth watching and learning from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGaUDX4VWec

Hopefully, by continuing to shine a light on the issue, we will see better protections for these workers. It is really quite a spectacular job to observe.