Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Workplace Safety in the New Congress

Last week I mentioned the new committee chairs that would become important to employers for at least the next two years, Senate here and House here. Today, Jordan Barab at Confined Space is getting more detailed on possible actions on the beat that no one is currently covering more completely than him.

Just his first example:

Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), who will chair the Senate labor committee, will reintroduce OSHA reform legislation that will increase penalties and provide coverage to many workers who are not currently covered by OSHA, like public employees. He can look forward to support from Rep. George Miller (D-CA) who will head the House Education and Workforce Committee. Miller, you will recall, was pushing a much stronger version of the MINER Act that was passed and signed by Bush last June following a series of mine disasters.

should be enough to cause you to click over for the rest of the post, What The Next Congress Holds In Store For Workplace Safety.


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