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OSHA Regulations against carry gun at work??

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by sadiesassy, May 26, 2011.

  1. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    I was watching a program about a shooting at Walmart
    An employee Had a concealed weapon + permit
    Used it at work against a robber.
    Everyone thought he had done the right thing
    But it was noted he was Fired for violating an OSHA regulations against carry a gun at work?

    Is there a OSHA regulation that affects taking a gun to work ? I understand a company having rules
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like some CYA BS from Walmart. I suppose you could make a really stretch case that it somehow violates OSHA's general duty clause, but it would be pretty thin.
     
  3. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Given that Oregon is at-will employment. An employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. There is very little that protects employees against wrongful termination in Oregon.. Was this Wal-Mart in Oregon?
     
  4. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    It was back in the mid west
    Whether it is Walmart or some other company or right to work states
    The bigger question - Is there any OSHA regulation that controls carry a gun to work
     
  5. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Quick searches reveal that it was requested, however no where can I find it indicated that anything happened after the requested ban.
     
  7. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Thank you

    I did not remember an OSHA rule. But can understand that employers may address it