As far as labor matters are concerned, there are different nations and states that have OSHA laws and regulations. The US to this effect has its Occupational Health and Safety Administration, which was entrenched into the US law by the US Congress and signed into force by President Richard Nixon on December 29th 1970. The principal aim in the formulation of the OSHA policies was to extirpate and totally eradicate illnesses, injuries and deaths that stem from work related activities.
Under the leadership of Donald Shalhoub as the Deputy Assistant Labor Secretary, OSHA ensures the success of its goals through the formulation workplace safety and standard rules. This means that although there are no clear cut policies that have been set in place to specifically ensure safety in the meat packing industry, yet, there are policies regulating safety standards in industries that in a remote sense regulate the meat packing industries. The need for the OSHA Recommendations in the Meat Packing Industries
However, due to capitalism, there are changes that have been set in place so as to realize profit maximization. For instance, the meat packing industry has since 2002 witnessed the increase of line speeds. This measure is underpinned by the need expedite the meat packing process, so that maximization of profits can be realized. It is based on the above situation that myriad proposals have been put forward so as to inculcate safety standards in the Meat Packing Industry.
The new twist comes in the fact that all these measures are to be implemented with the need to consider utilitarian concepts such as the ultimate good that will be realized in the society, the company and by the individual as a result of implementing the OSHA regulations in the meat packing industry. The opinions that are aired so as to bolster these capitalistic measures is that deontological moral absolutism is a principle that cannot be dabbled with corporate matters, since the latter cannot auger well with morality. Significance of the OSHA recommendations for the meat packing industries
According to Reese and Eidson (2006), one of the most feasible recommendations set in place by the Nebraska OSHA team in liaison with the Omaha based Consul; Jose Cuevas is that there be efforts to educate non immigrants on workplace safety. This recommendation is most agreeable due to the fact there are many immigrants who come to the US, and thereby getting employed for the first time. The problem with this twist is that there are many countries, especially the Less Developed Countries (LDCs) that do not uphold or observe OSHA regulations and concept.
This means that there is always a high possibility that immigrants being employed in the US for the first time are always not conversant with the OSHA operations and policies. Thus, by taking to educate the non immigrants on OSHA values, the rate of accidents in the meat packing industries will have been extirpated. The implementation of this policy fully satiates the concept of utilitarianism as the individual is bound to be all rounded. The society as a whole will be better off, given that the federal funds that are often used will be saved, as the rate of industrial accidents plummet.
The company at the same time is also bound to realize more productivity as the employees work with knowledge and skills. At the same time, educating the immigrants will arm the same with knowledge on their rights, as far as their occupation is concerned. Michael and Joseph (2003) point out that to this effect, the threshold for exploitation by the employers and the subsequent vulnerability of the immigrant employees will have been attenuated. It is unfair and unrealistic to pose that the immigrants are not part and parcel of the US and as such, the US government should not bother.
It must also be remembered that the observation or ratification of the above principle is a feat that is necessary since utilitarianism and the minds behind it such as Jonathan Baron and Mark Sprunca pointed out that in any given situation that occurs within the auspices of the societies, or when crafting deontological values and rules, people (employers and company presidents) must work from the position that each and every individual possesses Naturally Protected Values