Congressman Joe Courtney has introduced a new and improved version of the Protecting America’s Workers Act which significantly expands workers’ rights to participate in improving health and safety in their workplaces, and enhances the ability of OSHA to effectively enforce safe working conditions.
February 7 is the sad anniversary of two of this country’s worst and most recent industrial disasters: the 2008 explosion of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth, GA, and the 2010 Kleen Energy power plant explosion in Middletown, CT.
Bad news for fans of OSHA nominee Scott Mugno.
Scott Mugno’s long journey to head OSHA has again been delayed, a problem facing an unprecedented number of Trump administration nominees. No one knows yet what the future holds for these political hostages.
Regulatory doo doo — to use the technical term — seems to be where the Department of Labor is finding itself these days. And Democrats in Congress along with the Department of Labor’s Inspector General are not amused. At the request of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresspersons Bobby Scott (D-VA), Mark Takano (D-CA), Rosa…
Public Citizen has filed a lawsuit against OSHA to block its rollback of the electronic recordkeeping standard. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t think OSHA went far enough, even though the agency has completely stopped making sense in an effort to placate the Chamber.
Here we do a deep dive into OSHA’s faulty reasoning for rolling back parts of the Obama Administration’s “electronic recordkeeping rule” that required employers to send injury and illness information in to OSHA.
OSHA today released the text of its partial rollback of the Obama administrations “electronic recordkeeping” rule that requires some employers to send detailed information about injuries and illnesses to the agency.
A new Reuters investigative piece describes how industry influence has gotten OSHA to weaken worker protections from exposure to beryllium.
OIRA has rushed to approve OSHA’s rollback of its recordkeeping regulation despite the fact that the agency review the regulation is closed down. But because the Federal Register is closed down, we don’t know what the final, approved regulation actually says.