Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, April 30, 2002
The postal service accounts for 28 percent of the federal government workers covered by the government's federal employment compensation act, but represents 33 percent - that's $666 million - of the $2 billion spent on victim compensation. The occupational injury rate at the government printing office is four times higher than the commercial printing trade services in both 1999 and 2000.
The federal government should study private industry and use its workplace safety procedures in order to save the taxpayers money. If they did, maybe they wouldn't need to keep taking so much of it. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.