Within available resources, the noble objective of greater safety in the office and factory has been actively pursued by the vast majority of businesses. By contrast, federal and state occupational health and safety regulations limit productivity and competitiveness - the country's most critical economical problems.
If true, which of the following most weakens the above opinion?
A) safety programs of businesses benefits from the intimate knowledge those enterprises have of the primary hazards in their activities
B) government health and safety regulations require inspection for and remediation of found hazards
C) governmental health and safety regulations have reduced costly accidents that previously reduced worker productivity
D) neither business nor government are aware of many occupational health and safety hazards
E) governmental health and safety regulations establish common standards, while individual business standards vary greatly