Tag Archives: MSHA

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 […]

Ergo, Prevention and More in Webchat with OSHA’s David Michaels

The following items of importance come from an April 26, 2010 webchat with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s David Michaels: Ergonomics Question: OSHA officials have stressed that while there is no immediate plan for an ergonomics regulation, ergonomics remains a priority. In addition to adding an MSDS column to the 300 log, in what other […]

Would You Like To Buy A Vowel?

The Daily Labor Report from the Bureau of National Affairs carried an important story in its February 24th edition that could easily be lost on busy people skimming the news. In short, there’s a real-life, honest-to-goodness preview of what the large workplace safety world may look like if the Administration cuts back on OSHA’s Voluntary […]