Category Archives: Legislation

CWS Calls On Congress To Invalidate OSHA Volks Regulation Through CRA

The Coalition for Workplace Safety sent letters to key leaders of the House of Represenatives and the Senate seeking action on harmful OHSA regulation.

Blowing the Whistle on the Whistleblower ‘Protections’

Several major bills lately have included provisions to expand whistleblower protections for employees. The goal of such provisions is to allow employees to report actual employer wrongdoing, bringing regulatory violations and crimes to light in order to correct them. In the cases of the Protecting America’s Workers Act, the Robert C. Byrd Miner and Safety […]

CWS Sends Letter To House of Reps on H.R. 5663

Today, the Coalition for Workplace Safety sent a letter to Members of the House of Representatives regarding the concerns of many in the employer community about H.R. 5663, the “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010,” as it awaits floor action. For printable PDF, click here. The letter reads: July 26, 2010 To the Members […]

Coalition Sends Letter on HR 5663 Markup

Today, the Coalition for Workplace Safety sent a letter detailing its concerns over H.R. 5663, the “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010” as the House Committee on Education and Labor prepares to mark the bill up. (Printable PDF here). July 20, 2010 Dear Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Kline: The Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS) […]

WSJ: “Employer Groups Criticize Mine-Safety Bill”

In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal was one of the key media outlets to take note of employer opposition to the misguided H.R. 5663, titled “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010.” While detailing parts of the bill that would address rules governing mines, it went on to highlight the bill’s elements […]

CWS Testifies Before House on HR 5663 (Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010)

Today, the Coalition for Workplace Safety testified before the House of Representatives House Education and Labor Committee regarding the employer community’s significant concerns with H.R. 5663, the “Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010”. Click here to read the prepared testimony of Jonathan Snare of law firm Morgan Lewis. Full text below the fold.

Mine Safety Proposal Includes Sweeping OSHA Changes

A group of Congressional Democrats today announced legislation to make a broad array of changes to workplace safety laws. While the bill primarily seeks to overhaul existing mine safety laws, it includes several onerous provisions taken from the long-pending Protecting America’s Workers Act. Such proposals are simply not the right approach to assist both employers […]

Senators Enzi and Isakson Voice Disapproval of MSHA/OSHA Legislation

Today’s news has drawn this official response from U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and Johnny Isakson: Enzi and Isakson Seek Bipartisan Approach to Mine Safety Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) voiced their disappointment regarding partisan workplace safety reform legislation concepts announced by House and Senate Democrats today.  Enzi, Ranking Member […]

ALERT: House and Senate Push “Major Safety Reforms for Mines and Other Dangerous Workplaces”

From a release dated today: House and Senate Democrats Announce Summary of Major Safety Reforms for Mines and Other Dangerous Workplaces WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives released a summary and discussion draft today of major reforms responding to serious health and safety concerns raised by workers and […]

BRT: Admin efforts “increasing costs without enhancing workplace safety”

The Business Roundtable has issued a letter to White House budget director Peter Orszag about the group’s concerns over potentially misguided efforts that will do little (if anything) to boost workplace safety while raising the burden on employers. Regarding the “Protecting America’s Workers Act” BRT writes (with our emphasis in bold): The Administration’s policy to […]