British Columbia proposes protections for silica-exposed workers, foot dragging in US continues

A construction industry trade association in British Columbia urged the province's regulatory body to issue a proposed rule to protect silica-exposed workers. The proposal was issued this month. Where's the U.S. equivalent of a group of high-road construction employers insisting on rules to protect workers' health and safety?

By | 2018-01-16T14:55:22+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Urging greater speed and transparency for new regulatory officials

Last week, the Senate confirmed Howard Shelanski to lead the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), part of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the source of many lengthy delays of health and safety regulations. On Sunday, the New York Times published a scathing editorial about the backlog of draft rules at OIRA.

By | 2013-07-01T10:23:43+00:00 July 1st, 2013|1 Comment