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.
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.
The AFL-CIO has asked the White House Office of Management and Budget to recall the administration’s rule rolling back workplace injury reporting requirements because the labor federation’s request to meet with administration officials was ignored before OMB approved the final regulation last week. As I wrote last week, OMB approved the apparent regulatory roll-back, but because…
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.
District Court rejects OSHA’s motion to dismiss Public Citizen recordkeeping lawsuit claiming the agency violated the law.
OSHA has submitted its rollback of its electronic recordkeeping rule to White House review ahead of schedule. What’s going on?
Under-recording of workplace injuries and illnesses is bad, and far too common. But at the automaker Tesla, in Fremont, California, under-recording is more than a paper exercise in deception — at Tesla it means withholding needed medical treatment of injured workers so that their injuries aren’t report on OSHA logs. We wrote previously about reports…