Washington, D.C. – On June 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new guidance “to assist employers reopening non-esssential businesses and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.” OSHA encourages employers to use the guidance to develop policies and procedures that will ensure the safety and health of their…

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Washington, D.C. – On June 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a News Release “reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.” In the News Release, OSHA recommends various actions for employers to consider as they begin to reopen and restart…

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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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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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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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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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