Posts tagged Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    Biden’s Recordkeeping Rule is Another Flawed Obama-era Rerun

    June 30, 2022 // “The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should abandon this proposed rule because it completely ignores worker privacy concerns and adds burdensome new requirements with little value in keeping workers safe. With this proposed rule, the administration seemingly intends to reward its Big Labor allies and to continue its crusade against job creators and their employees without improving workplace safety.” “Among the egregious provisions this proposed rule revives from the 2016 rule is the requirement that certain establishments submit detailed injury and illness data that contain confidential and personally identifiable worker information. These forms contain sensitive employee information such as employee names, date of hire, job titles, gender, descriptions of injuries and body parts affected, employee’s home address, date of birth, and treatment for each recorded injury. This is sensitive employee information which the government is obligated to protect.”

    Congress thwarted Biden on unions. Or did it?

    June 24, 2022 // “One of the biggest problems with this DOL is its obvious union favoritism,” the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), said at a hearing this month. “This department has bowed low enough before union bosses to taste dirt. How many times has the Biden administration’s DOL kowtowed before union bosses instead of standing up for workers?” From installing former union official Marty Walsh as Labor secretary, to outfitting the National Labor Relations Board with union alums, to issuing a spate of union-friendly executive orders, the White House has taken significant steps toward expanding union membership despite the challenges presented by a narrowly divided Congress. Steve Rosenthal, Rep. Donald Norcross, Shane Larson, Communication Workers of America, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Doug Parker, Alice Stock, Lauren McFerran, Bobby Scott, Nick Niedzwiadek

    Challenges remain in meeting OSHA’s vaccine mandate

    November 30, 2021 // At some point over the next few weeks, lawyers from the Department of Labor will attempt to convince judges from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard is “feasible.” In so doing, they must demonstrate to the Court that employers can implement the ETS, including assessing and recording every employee's vaccination status.

    The Vaccine and Testing Mandate’s Effect on the Labor Market

    November 15, 2021 // A new rule from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers in businesses with greater than 100 employees to either be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or show weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test thereafter.