We recently told you that a Coalition for Workplace Safety spokesperson was set to testify about the priorities for the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To follow up, here is the written testimony of Stuart Sessions, who received this write-up from Bloomberg:
Stuart Sessions, president of Environomics Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, whose clients including the American Portland Cement Alliance and American Petroleum Institute, criticized a proposal that would require employers to shield workers from loud noises. The measure was withdrawn Jan. 19 amid complaints and the agency is reviewing alternatives.
The noise requirements would have cost, on average, $3,000 to $10,000 per employee a year for manufacturers with similar expenses for transportation companies, he said.
“This is a very large cost for a policy,” said Sessions, who spoke on behalf of the Coalition for Workplace Safety.