Still, OSHA’s unpredictable past shows it’s hard to forecast its future.
October 19, 2000
Who becomes president is only one factor shaping OSHA’s future, according to sources. Those closer to the agency’s daily operations — the Secretary of Labor and the OSHA administrator — will be key selections. And if the same party controls Congress and the White House, watch out. That’s the scenario that could trigger the most radical swings — carrot versus stick — in the agency’s philosophy.