Edwina Patterson, Laborer from Minnesota, shares her thoughts on safety in India and the US

edwina and laborere

Edwina watches a laborer working in Delhi

So, as I walk down the street while in India I see a ton of construction but I don’t see much PPE (personal protective equipment). All I can think about is every time an inspector says where’s your hard hat, or where are your safety glasses, or my Foreman looks and notices I don’t have ear plugs in, and I get attitude and I roll my eyes but I still go get whatever PPE I need. I see these people working in sandals, some with no shoes on at all, no hardhat, no safety glasses, no work boots. Then I all I can think about is having an attitude because I have to put in earplugs. Wow…it is so intense when we are hit with a reality check and have to grow up. We need OSHA, we need regulation, we need employers that care. Guess my world’s not so bad after all.

Thank you, Edwina.

 

About susanmoir2015

Researcher, feminist, labor activist.
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One Response to Edwina Patterson, Laborer from Minnesota, shares her thoughts on safety in India and the US

  1. Karen says:

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us – sometimes perspective is everything!

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