CalChamber Calls for Withdrawal of Proposed Federal OSHA Rule

Mar 7 2014 - Health and Safety, Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging California businesses to join a growing coalition of associations and employers to oppose a rule proposed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to obtain and release detailed information regarding specific workplace injuries and illnesses — including the company, location and specific data — to the public.

CalChamber joined the Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS) and signed onto a letter urging OSHA to withdraw the proposal. CalChamber and the coalition agree that the rule will do nothing to improve workplace safety while potentially causing significant harm to employers by making public information and data that has long been protected.

OSHA states in the proposal that the rule would provide employees, potential employees, consumers, labor organizations and businesses and other members of the public with important information about companies’ workplace safety records.

Visit CalChamber’s Daily Headlines page for detailed coverage of this issue and information on how to join the CWS.

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