Representatives of U.S. foundries met with White House officials behind closed doors to complain about a not-yet-proposed OSHA regulation. It was the group's second such meeting. But they wouldn't be necessary if the White House would simply allow OSHA's public hearing process to take place.
With five days left in calendar year 2012, the Obama Administration released its current regulatory plan and agenda, including new rules addressing health and safety hazards in workplaces. Neither OSHA nor MSHA have a good track record predicting when such rules will actually be completed.
Seven new worker safety regulations--both proposed and final rules---are stuck in the Obama White House. One proposed rule has been "under review" for 645 days.
During the last seven Presidential election years, OSHA has an interesting record of issuing new rules on worker safety issues despite the heated national campaigns.
President Obama offered high praise to his regulatory czar on the day Mr. Cass Sunstein announced his resignation. It's disappointing neither are bold enough to address the grave limits of cost-benefit analysis.
President Obama's regulatory czar is missing a fundamental component of regulatory uncertainty. It's pretty simply, make a deadline, stick with it, or explain why it will be missed.
Public health officials urge USDA to withdraw plan to “modernize” poultry inspection, worker and food safety will suffer
The Obama Administration's quest to appease businesses' claims about burdensome regulations awoke a giant in the form of the civil rights, public health and workers' safety communities. From the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Council of LaRaza, to the American Public Health Association, the feedback on USDA's proposal to "modernize" the poultry inspection process is loud and clear: scrap the idea because faster line speeds will take a grave toll on poultry plant workers.
Ideas galore on ways to speed process for new worker safety protections. Where is the leadership to implement them?
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