For some time now I have contended we are, and have been for probably 10-15 years, in the post-OSHA era. Remember Al Gore’s attempt to “reinvent” OSHA to be more “customer friendly”? Specifically I am referring to OSHA standards-setting.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has announced a 14-day extension of the comment period for its proposed rule to provide minimum wage and overtime protections for nearly 2 million workers who provide in-home care services.
OSHA's proposed rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica is among the items being followed closely by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), according to AIHA Government Affairs Director Aaron K. Trippler.
In a statement released yesterday, Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso expressed strong support for OSHA'ss proposal to include an "unclassified hazards" category in the current proposal to adopt the UN's Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals: