Category Archives: CWS Members

It’s Official: OSHA Overstates Claims of Study on Inspections

(cross-posted from Over in OSHA land, the agency is making a lot of noise over a recently published study that claims OSHA inspections save lives without costing jobs or other deleterious effects.  The study examined the impact of random inspections in California (a state with their own safety agency, not covered by federal OSHA) by comparing […]

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 […]

AFL-CIO Joins NAM to Back OSHA On-Site Consultation Program for Small Business

The AFL-CIO posted an open letter to Rep. Issa (R-CA) from California Labor Federation Legislative Advocate Mitch Seaman reacting to an article in POLITICO about the Congressman seeking input from companies, business groups and think tanks on federal regulation. The AFL-CIO snidely and incorrectly cited part of the article that reported the National Association of Manufacturers’ […]

OSHA Needs to Explain Their Unfounded Noise Proposal

Originally posted at of the National Association of Manufacturers: OSHA formally announced in the Federal Register this morning that that the agency will be extending the comment period for their proposal to change noise abatement requirements. However, many on Capitol Hill are asking OSHA if the agency understands the impact that this proposal will have on […]