Chairwoman Adams, Ranking Member Byrne, Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Foxx, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to highlight the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s important work of protecting our nation’s workers. OSHA operates every hour of every day, as it has for nearly half-a-century following the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). I am proud of the work this agency has done during the Trump Administration, but I am particularly proud of the work it is performing right now as it responds to the worldwide health crisis. I welcome this opportunity to update you on all of the agency’s efforts.
OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe.
OSHA partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19 guidance for agricultural workers.
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Warren Tire employees proudly celebrate SHARP accomplishment (from left to right): Dan Mulcahy, Chris Skogsberg, Bob Kellogg, Megan Kellog, Glen Wetherby, Rae Butler, Chad Sucese, Dan Mallory, Randy Facto, Scott Danahy, and Steve Larose.
Warren Tire Service Center in Queensbury, New York, is a family owned, locally operated business that specializes in tire sales and automotive service for all makes and models of vehicles. The company has enjoyed continued success by working with the New York On-Site Consultation program to implement an effective workplace safety and health program.
The Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health (HIOSH) Consultation & Training Branch (C&T) was able to remove workers from lead poisoning hazards as the result of an On-Site Consultation visit to a firearms retailer and shooting range where HIOSH consultants identified high levels of lead throughout the facility.
In response to a new HIOSH enforcement initiative aimed at reducing high injury and illness rates in the retail trade industry, HIOSH C&T sent letters alerting retail trade employers of the initiative and promoting C&T’s services. In response, the general manager of a firearms retailer with an indoor shooting range requested an on-site consultation.
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