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…
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.
2018 is gone and buried. What happened in the world of workplace safety and health? What can we learn that we can put to good use in 2019?
Check out this excellent video on workplace violence against nurses by Newsy investigative reporter Patrick Terpstra. Aside from the jarring videos of nurses being attacked and the tragic interviews as they recount the attacks and try to recover — physically and emotionally — the video is…