Industry reps call for OSHA compliance assistance during House hearing

OSHA should work more as an “assister” than an enforcer. The agency should write standards in easy-to-grasp language, accompanied by fact sheets and other guidance materials. OSHA’s website should become more user-friendly, and the agency needs more consistency in enforcing its current standards.

These suggestions were among those made by a panel of industry representatives during a Feb. 27 hearing before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. The panelists:

  • J. Gary Hill, representing the National Association of Home Builders
  • Eric Hobbs, a labor and employment attorney representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter Gerstenberger, senior advisor for safety, standards and compliance with the Tree Care Industry Association
  • David Michaels, former OSHA administrator

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