OSHA

OSHA

Commentary

"What did we set up the government for?"

May 31, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

These [ergonomics] regulations would cost employers, large and small, billions of dollars annually while providing uncertain benefits.

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White House budget office, under the Bush administration. Wall Street Journal.

On Friday, June 23, the world ended for some U.S. textile firms.

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Textile World, July, 1978.

LPA is pleased to submit testimony in strong opposition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) proposed ergonomics standard, and in particular, the work restriction protection provisions, which would effectively replace state workers' compensation laws for injured employees. As estimated by the Employment Policy Foundation, at $100 billion, the standard is likely the most costly in OSHA's history…

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Congressional testimony of LPA representative, before the Senate Labor Committee Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training.

You're creating an enormously expensive regulation without true evidence of what we will get out of it. You're creating an enormous cost that will only have the effect of pushing jobs offshore.

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Rep. Anne M. Northup (KY-R), The New York Times.