In February, AFS joined over 80 trade associations in a coalition letter supporting a resolution that would nullify an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule, finalized in December, that said employers were liable for any failure to record any workplace injury or illness in the previous five years, not six months as was the previous standard.
In February, AFS delivered a letter to key members of Congress outlining some of the industry’s top burdensome rules. In particular, the burden of environmental regulation falls disproportionately on manufacturers, and it is heaviest on small manufacturers because their compliance costs often are not affected by economies of scale.
FOX News All-Star Stephen F. Hayes will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society Government Affairs Fly-In, June 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The silica letter, which garnered the support of over 80 House lawmakers, highlights their deep concerns with the regulatory burdens of OSHA’s silica rule on businesses in their states including, foundries, construction, brick manufacturers, the maritime industry, and many more.
01.10.17: OSHA Issues Final Rule for Beryllium
The final rule reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter of air over an eight-hour time-weighted average.