OSHA Heat Standard Small Business Advocacy Review Panel
NRCA’s Rod Petrick (Ridgeworth Roofing Co., Illinois) and John Fleming (Weathercraft, Colorado) had their names submitted to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy to be Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for the Small Business Advocacy Review panel that will provide feedback on OSHA’s draft Heat Injury/Illness Prevention standard. OSHA will notify SER applicants the week of August 21 and panels will likely start in September.
Acting Sec. of Labor Julie Su
Based on questions from congressional Republicans, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review whether Julie Su serving as acting Sec. of Labor seemingly without end is in compliance with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 and Senate confirmation process.
MSHA Silica Rule
On June 30, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), created by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, proposed changes to its silica rule. MSHA’s regulations apply to mine operators, but MSHA’s jurisdiction also covers construction activity at mining sites. As such, the Construction Industry Safety Coalition, to which TRIA belongs, is drafting comments to MSHA which are due Sept. 11.