December 9, 2023
Labor Groups, Democrats Back OSHA’s ‘Walkaround’ Proposal
Unions and their allies, including elected Democrats, are supporting OSHA’s proposal to allow compliance officers inspecting a workplace to bring worker representatives on walkarounds even if they are not affiliated with that employer, arguing that the policy will bolster workers’ rights while seeking relatively minor changes to the agency’s text. Those groups’ comments, filed ahead of a Nov. 13 deadline for input on the walkaround rule, generally endorse the proposal while pushing back on arguments from employers and their attorneys...
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