CWS Urges Congress to Pass CRA Resolution Nullifying OSHA’s Worker Walkaround Rule

On May 17, the Coalition for Workplace Safety and 58 other employer organizations sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to pass Representative Mary Miller’s Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s worker walkaround final rule. The following can be attributed to CWS spokesperson Lauren Williams,…

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CWS Urges Congress to Reject Ill-Conceived Warehouse Worker Protection Act

On May 2, 2024, members of Congress introduced their ill-conceived Warehouse Worker Protection Act, which, despite its industry-specific title, will have wide-reaching and damaging consequences for the economy at large. In response, CWS sent a letter to Congress urging them to reject the bill, and 61 employer organizations sent a separate letter emphasizing the breadth…

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CWS Slams OSHA for Finalizing Rule Allowing Third Parties to Access Workplaces

On March 29, OSHA issued its final rule governing the worker walkaround representative designation process. The rule allows third parties to accompany OSHA safety and health officers on facility inspections, ignoring the significant concerns raised by CWS and the 74 other organizations that joined our comments. The rule will serve to distract OSHA from its core mission–ensuring…

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CWS Files Extension Request on OSHA’s Worker Walkaround NPRM

On September 21, the Coalition for Workplace Safety and 74 employer organizations filed an extension request with OSHA asking for an additional 60 days to be added to the agency’s Worker Walkaround notice of proposed rulemaking. Our letter explains, “A 60-day extension to the comment period would ensure the regulated community has the opportunity it…

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OSHA Issues Proposed Rulemaking Allowing Nonemployees into Workplaces

On August 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its new notice of proposed rulemaking on its process for employees to designate a worker walkaround representative. The proposal allows employees to authorize third parties, including labor unions or community organizers, to accompany an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer during a facility inspection when they are “reasonably…

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CWS Sends Letter to House Opposing HR 2193

On July 26, the Coalition for Workplace Safety sent a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee opposing HR 2193, the Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act, and urging the committee to reject the bill. Our letter explained that “heat exposure does not lend itself to a rushed, arbitrarily imposed process.” This…

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CWS Files Comments on OSHA’s Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Rule

On June 30, CWS and 62 organizations submitted comments on OSHA’s proposed rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. In our comments, we express our deep concerns with the agency’s attempt to require electronic submission of employer summary data and individual employee injury and illness data. As we explained, “OSHA’s proposed rule does not…

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CWS Files Comments on OSHA’s Healthcare ETS

On Friday, April 22, CWS filed comments on OSHA’s Interim Final Rule establishing a COVID-19 healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard, “Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings.” Our comments raised several procedural concerns with the rulemaking. Specifically, we addressed 1) OSHA’s lack of transparency and notice in developing the Healthcare ETS and, now, a final standard;…

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