“Union representatives join federal government safety inspectors on site visits to non-union businesses” [Patrick Howley, Daily Caller; SHRM, Better Roads, Associated Builders and Contractors on OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) letter of interpretation]
Farms are not supposed to face OSHA regulation unless they have 10 employees, but the agency has tried to get around that rule by declaring that grain storage and handling facilities on farms aren’t really part of the farm. Now 43 Senators have signed a letter warning the agency to back off. [Future of Capitalism; another family farm labor controversy from last year]
The Newspaper of Record suggests that occupational-health regulators are improperly dragging their heels about ordering night spots to reduce internal noise levels to which entertainment workers are exposed. [Cara Buckley, New York Times] Earlier here, here.
A fired Florida TV anchorman claims whistleblowing retaliation [Fort Myers News-Press]
Subversive thoughts from Mike Rowe of the Discovery Channel hit “Dirty Jobs“. Clearly a man who has no future in Senate-confirmable appointments… [Link fixed now, thanks commenter C.S.]
A St. Louis chimney repairer’s recent run-in with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) illustrates some of the regulatory burdens that might be worsened by pending legislation that would greatly expand OSHA’s punitive powers. I explain at Cato at Liberty.
New obligations and liabilities for employers, as catalogued by the law firm of Ogletree Deakins.