Calls FY 2016 budget cuts and riders targeting worker health and safety “poison pills”
August 5, 2015
President Barack Obama should veto the proposed fiscal year 2016 funding cuts to OSHA and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), said Public Citizen, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) and 74 worker safety, labor, good government, public health, environmental and community groups.
The Obama administration’s move to crack down on federal contractors who violate labor laws and to ensure that employees of contractors retain their access to court for certain disputes has won approval from Public Citizen, a nonpartisan public advocacy group.
A new website that compares and contrasts federal and state OSHA regulations was unveiled yesterday by Public Citizen and the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Amid speculation that OSHA is on the verge of issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the beryllium standard, worker safety advocates are hoping that it provides stronger protections for construction workers.
Are corporations more concerned about reputations than worker safety?
January 24, 2014
Advocacy group Public Citizen is characterizing opposition to OSHA’s proposal to require electronic reporting of injury and illness data as corporations worried about being “named and shamed” by the online posting of the data that is part of the proposal.
OSHA’s proposal to improve the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses will either improve worker safety or pose an undue burden on employers. Those are among the reactions being voiced by safety advocates and industry groups as OSHA holds public meetings on the proposal.
Opponents calling for investigation, delay in construction
November 22, 2013
A report by the federal agency responsible for pipeline safety showing that nearly half of the welds in the Keystone IX’s southern segment need repairs is causing pipeline opponents to to call for a halt in construction.
Among the articles in the October 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we answer questions on dangerous dusts, discuss respiratory protection programs and the risks and benefits of smoke tubes, and learn how to get creative with training programs.