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1,156 - Unsafe Factory Conditions

November 17th, 2015

Episode 320 of 489 episodes

Safety is important at work, and not just because a government inspector might visit your job site. Learn more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:42 Explanations: 3:38 Fast dialog: 18:38 Kathy Lee: You won’t find any problems in your inspection of our factory. Rashed: I’m glad to hear that. Where do these stairs lead? Kathy Lee: It’s just a level for storage. You don’t need to see that. Rashed: I need to inspect every part of this factory. Please step aside. Kathy Lee: If you insist. Rashed: You have people working on this floor and it’s not structurally sound, and certainly not intended for heavy manufacturing. This attic was never meant for industrial use. Kathy Lee: It’s only temporary… Rashed: There are no fire escapes, fire extinguishers, or emergency exits. Kathy Lee: Well, I… Rashed: None of the workers are wearing protective clothing and I see signs of child labor. Kathy Lee: No, no, no, I wouldn’t hire anyone underage. Rashed: I am ordering an immediate shutdown of this factory due to flagrant violations of building code and labor laws. Kathy Lee: But you can’t do that! We have orders to fill. Rashed: Not when this building is in danger of imminent collapse. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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