Author Archives: CWS Administrator

CWS Responds To OSHA Interpretation Endorsing Union Representatives on Walk-Around Inspections at Non-Union Workplaces

The Coalition for Workplace Safety has responded OSHA’s “Letter of Interpretation Endorsing Union Representatives on Walk-Around Inspections at Non-Union Workplaces.” Click here for the letter See updated letter here

US Chamber Files Statement Regarding Senate HELP Committee OSHA Hearing

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, through David Sarvadi, Esq, filed this statement regarding the Senate HELP Committee’s hearing “Time Takes Its Toll: Delays in OSHA’s Standard-Setting Process and the Impact on Worker Safety”

CWS Issues Letter to Senate HELP Committee Regarding OSHA Hearing

Today, the Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS), a broad coalition comprised of associations and employers dedicated to improving workplace safety through cooperation, respectfully submitted this letter in response to today’s hearing titled, “Time Takes Its Toll: Delays in OSHA’s Standard Setting Process and the Impact on Worker Safety.”

CWS Letter to OIRA on Combustible Dust

The Coalition for Workplace Safety has issued CWS Letter to OIRA on OSHA GHS-HCS reg

CWS In Congress and In The News

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 […]

CWS In The News: I2P2 Debate Ahead

“Business and labor are preparing to wage a lobbying battle over a new rule expected later this year that could have a profound effect on how health and safety are handled in the workplace,” reports The Hill. At stake is the future of a potential Occupational Safety and Health Administration plan requiring workplace managers to […]

Measuring Up: CWS Study, Research Appear In News Story

As employers know all too well, the American economy is dynamic. In other words, any given snapshot or analysis of a policy has to be the best possible estimate of the consequences of any legislation or regulation. In looking at that challenge, the Associated Press (via CNBC) was kind enough to include a reference to […]

CWS Spokesman To Tell Congress of OSHA Priorities

From the House Education and Workforce Committee: On Tuesday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m., the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing on “Investigating OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda and Its Impact on Job Creation” in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Since 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health […]

OSHA Withdraws Costly Noise Proposal

The Coalition for Workplace Safety is pleased that OSHA has announced that they will be withdrawing their proposal that would have required employers to implement costly and disruptive new controls for employee exposure to noise. OSHA indicated that they received a tremendous of amount of feedback from employers that have detailed their concerns with the […]

Senators Snowe and Lieberman Send OSHA Letter on Noise Regulation

Senators Olympia Snowe (R) and Joseph Lieberman (I) have sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis regarding OSHA regulation of noise in the workplace. Specifically, the agency is proposing an interpretation regarding exposure to noise in the workplace. The Senators’ letter warns, “There is significant alarm, in the manufacturing community in particular, […]