These articles provide background on possible new directions at OSHA, and in many cases are written by influential though leaders of a more activist OSHA, or recent Obama appointees with influence on OSHA (OMB’s regulatory czar Cass Sunstein). Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH,“Getting Home Safe and Sound? OSHA at Thirty Five.”American Journal of Public Health, March, 2008. Vol. 98, No. 3.
American Public Health Association and National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, “Protecting Workers On The Job: Seven Priorities for Federal Action in 2009.” Issued in the fall, 2008.
Hamid Arabzadeh, CIH, CSP, MS, CHMM, REA,
“A Professional Crisis – Is there a need to reinvent industrial hygiene?” Presentation abstract, American Industrial Hygiene Association British Columbia Yukon Local Section 2007 Annual General Meeting.
The Charlotte Observer, “White House vows to increase worker safety, enforce laws.” Friday, February 27, 2009.
Thomas Geoghegan, J.D., “Infinite Debt: How unlimited interest rates destroyed the economy.” Harper’s Magazine, April, 2009.
John Howard, M.D., J.D., “The Future of Occupational Safety and Health.” Presented at “Protection 2033: The 75th Anniversary of the International Safety Equipment Association,” November 11, 2008.
The Los Angeles Times, “Hilda Solis’ belief in unions runs deep,” January 9, 2009.
David Michaels, PhD, MPH, “It’s Not the Answers That Are Biased, It’s the Questions.” The Washington Post, Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
David Michaels, PhD, MPH, “Doubt Is Their Product.” Scientific American, June, 2005.
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), “After 8 Years of Bush: Can OSHA be Fixed? What must be done.” NYCOSH Safety Rep newsletter, Winter 2009.
ORC Worldwide, “Breaking the Cycle: New Approaches to Establishing National Workplace Safety and Health Policy.” Issued November 3, 2008.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, “Obama And Regulation.” Forbes.com, January 9, 2009.
Scott P. Schneider, MS, CIH, “The Breakdown of OSHA Standards-Setting.” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, April 24, 2007.
Peg Seminario, MS, CIH, “Is OSHA Working for Working People?” Testimony before the Senate Employment and Worker Safety Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, April 26, 2007.
Cass R. Sunstein, J.D., “The Empiricist Strikes Back: Obama’s pragmatism explained.” The New Republic, Wednesday, September 10, 2008.
Cass R. Sunstein, J.D., “Is OSHA Unconstitutional?” The Virginia Law Review, 2008.
David M. Uhlmann, “The Prosecution of Worker Endangerment Cases and the Need for Stronger Criminal Provisions of the Worker Safety Laws to Protect America’s Workers.” Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, April 29, 2008.
Recommended reading for the new OSHA regime (5/28)
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