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CWS Sends Letter to House for Hearing on Worker Protections from COVID-19

June 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. – On May 28, CWS sent a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections for their hearing, “Examining the Federal Government’s Actions to Protect Workers from COVID-19.” In the letter, CWS advised Congress against passing legislation that would, at this time, require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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CWS Launches New Website

May 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. – On May 15, 2020, CWS launched its new website. The coalition, composed of numerous associations and employers that believe in improving workplace safety, strongly believes this new site will be a more effective and efficient resource for employers, employees, and policymakers to work together to achieve workplace safety across the country. Our…

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OSHA Resources for COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, OSHA has released and frequently updated guidance and resources on workplace safety as it relates to the pandemic. To view more news, standards, and guidance, visit OSHA’s COVID-19 Resources Page.

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CWS Submits Comments on “Control of Hazardous Energy” RFI

August 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. – On August 19, 2019, CWS submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Request for Information on the control of hazardous energy. In our comments CWS supported OSHA’s decision to modernize its Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) safety standard but cautioned the agency against creating greater burdens for employers. CWS encouraged OSHA to contemplate…

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CWS Submits Comments on OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

September 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. – On September 28, 2018, CWS submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the agency’s proposed alterations to its 2016 rulemaking, Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The 2016 rulemaking had numerous fundamental flaws, and CWS therefore was very supportive of OSHA’s decision to revise the rule. In our comments…

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Majority Leader cites CWS letter in OSHA Volks CRA remarks

March 22, 2017

“As the Coalition for Workplace Safety recently pointed out, this regulation does ‘nothing to improve worker health and safety,’ it ‘directly contradicts both clear statutory language and two U.S. Court of Appeals rulings,’ and it also represents ‘one of the most egregious end runs around Congress’ power to write the laws.’ The Majority Leader’s comments…

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CWS Letter To Senate Leadership Shows Broad Support For Volks Reg CRA Action

March 21, 2017

See the CWS letter here.

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CWS Calls On Congress To Invalidate OSHA Volks Regulation Through CRA

February 28, 2017

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

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CWS Responds To OSHA Injury Reporting Regulation

May 11, 2016

CWS ISSUES STATEMENT OPPOSING NEW OSHA INJURY REPORTING RULE Says Rule Will Not Advance Cause of Workplace Safety Washington, D.C. — Despite repeated requests and appeals to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a rule today that will profoundly – and negatively – impact the American business community. …

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Video: U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Agency Guidance

February 28, 2016

Administration guidance continues to vex businesses because it cuts them out of the regulatory process, Marc Freedman, executive director of labor law policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tells Bloomberg BNA. Video can be found here.

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