Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Occupational Safety and Health Experts Call on EPA to Adopt Proven Approach to Workplace Risk Assessments

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Occupational Safety and Health Experts Call on EPA to Adopt Proven Approach to Workplace Risk Assessments

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AFL-CIO Director of Safety and Health Rebecca Reindel took part in a webinar hosted by the American Industrial Hygiene Association on Thursday with other experts in the workplace safety field. Their discussion focused on the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stay in sync with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) effective system for collecting data on workplace risk assessments from employers.

During the discussion, Reindel cautioned against “reinventing the wheel.” She said, “We already have a framework for how we do workplace risk assessments in the OSHA framework that employers are very used to.” To overcome immense industry pressure on the government to move in the wrong direction, opportunities like this online workshop promote the labor movement’s advocacy for worker safety.

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 08/31/2022 – 09:54

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Updated: September 8, 2022 — 2:54 am