SC&RA Via CISC Comments on OSHA Worker Representative Walkaround Rule

- SC&RA, as part of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition, has submitted comments in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process, 88 Fed. Reg. 59825. In the letter, the CISC strongly recommends that OSHA withdraw the NPRM citing conflicts with longstanding Agency Guidance, the OSH Act, the NLRA, as well as a lack of clarity within the NPRM itself which impacts all involved during a walkaround – employers, employees, and state agencies. Because the current NPRM does not and cannot address all these issues, mere comments are insufficient. Accordingly, CISC suggests that should OSHA not withdraw the rule, the agency must hold hearings to gather necessary input on all these issues. The CISC is comprised of 30 trade associations, including SC&RA, representing virtually every aspect of the construction industry including small, medium, and large contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, and union contractors alike. For more information on this issue, contact Senior V.P., Crane & Rigging Beth O’Quinn.

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