Capitol Correspondence - 02.15.19

U.S. Representative Levin Proposes to Repeal Administration’s OSHA Rollback

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ANCOR is sharing this story by Politico Pro because of its relevance to providers of disability supports in their function as employers. ANCOR has been following news that the Administration had planned to revise regulations under the Occupational Safety and at Health Administration (see reference to new final rule below) and is aware through Hill discussions of multiple members of Congress that plan to counteract these efforts. For more information please reach out to Esme Grant Grewal, ANCOR’s VP of Government Relations, at [email protected]  

DEMS TARGET OSHA ROLLBACK: Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich), a former union organizer, introduced a disapproval resolution Friday that would repeal a final rule by the Trump administration to eliminate certain OSHA injury and illness record reporting requirements for employers. The Congressional Review Act creates a grace period after a rule is promulgated for Congress to pass a resolution to “disapprove” or repeal a rule. Levin’s resolution is essentially symbolic; it almost certainly won’t pass, and if it did, Trump would almost certainly veto it. Read [U.S. Representative Levin’s] press release here.”

As written in the press release linked to above, “The Trump administration rule, which was surreptitiously finalized during the recent government shutdown that was the longest in U.S. history, no longer requires employers with more than 250 employees to report details on work-related injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).”