Steel trade group rips OSHA injury proposal

Mar 06, 2014 | 06:26 PM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Tags  steel, Steel Manufacturers Association, SMA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, Philip K. Bell, Adam Parr, injury tracking workplace safety

NEW YORK — Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), is putting officials at the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on notice that "negative consequences" are likely to result if the watchdog agency adopts a proposed rule regarding tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Bell urged OSHA to withdraw the proposed rule, which was issued in November (, Nov. 12), in a four-page letter to the agency dated March 7.....

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