Tag Archives: OSHA

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 […]

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 […]

Employers Respond to OSHA Proposal That Foreshadows Ergonomics

The employer community led by 19 major employer organizations sent the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) extensive comments to reflect our concerns with the agency’s proposed rulemaking on the recordkeeping of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). As we detail in our comments, despite many years of study and research, the scientific community remains unable to reliably […]