Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Comments of the Council on Wage and Price Stability Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture

by William Lilley October 4, 2009 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability (“Council”) hereby submits its comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerning a proposed rulemaking which would require certain sanitary facilities for employees engaged in agricultural work in the field…

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BEFORE THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D. C. : STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE COUNCIL ON WAGE AND PRICE STABILITY OF DIANNE LEVINE SENIOR ECONOMIST

by Dianne Levine September 8, 1986 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

On January 21, 1975, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a revised standard for worker exposure to inor9anic arsenic (40 FR 3392). OSHA held informal hearings on the proposed standard on April 8-11 and April 14-16, 1975. On June 24, 1976, OSHA released the Inflation Impact Statement (115) for the proposal 11 and […]

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Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Proposed Standard for Occupational Exposure to Acrylonitrile

by Barry Bosworth May 19, 1978 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

On March 10, 1978 the Council on Wage and Price Stability (COWPS) notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that the Regulatory Analysis Review Group (Review Group) had selected for review OSHA’s analysis of its proposed acrylonitrile regulations.  Subsequently on March 22 the Review Group through COWPS sent to OSHA a list of concerns […]

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Review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s analysis of the proposed permanent standards for occupational exposure to acrylonitrile

by Barry Bosworth May 19, 1978 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability, on behalf of the Regulatory Analysis Review Group, has submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the enclosed report on OSHA’s analysis of its proposal to reduce worker exposure to acrylonitrile.

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Appendix: Analysis of Proposed Benzene Standard

by Council on Wage and Price Stability September 12, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability is concerned that the proposed standard does not reflect sufficient study of the costs and attendant health benefits of some very costly parts of the standard. OSHA has not fully documented its case for adopting the proposed benzene exposure limit rather than a nore or less stringent one. […]

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Council Seeks Alternative Ways to Set Cotton Dust Standard

by Council on Wage and Price Stability June 20, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability today urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider alternative approaches to setting a new cotton dust standard. The Council said more protection against byssinosis (also known as brown lung disease) could be achieved at the same cost to consumers through a standard that gives more […]

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Council Comments on OSHA’s Proposed Sulfur Dioxide Standard

by Robert W. Crandall April 1, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Standards proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce worker exposure to sulfur dioxide should be designed to achieve that objective in a more cost-effective and efficient manner, the Council on Wage and Price Stability said yesterday. In a filing before OSHA, the Council expressed concern that the proposed standard could cost […]

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Council Comments on OSHA’s Proposed Standard on Lead

by Council on Wage and Price Stability March 15, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability today urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to modify its proposed standard for exposure to lead in the workplace. OSHA’s proposal would require smelters, battery manufacturers, and other firms to install engineering controls that reduce the maximum exposure level from its present 200 micrograms of lead […]

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Council on Wage and Price Stability Releases Study of Government Regulations Affecting Steel Industry

by Council on Wage and Price Stability January 18, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  The Council on Wage and Price Stability today released the first of two volumes in a unique and comprehensive compilation and study of all the federal regulations affecting the American steel industry. Volume I, which was nine months in preparation, catalogs and explains all of the federal regulations and policies which affect the manufacture […]

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Council Criticizes OSHA’s Standards for Deep Sea Divers

by Council on Wage and Price Stability January 18, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) proposed standards for commercial underwater divers was strongly criticized yesterday by the Council on Wage and Price Stability, According to the Council’s analysis, if the proposed regulations were to go into effect, the structure, capacity and productivity of this small but important industry would be altered — at […]

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Before OSHA and the Coast Guard: Commercial Diving Standards

by Milton Kafoglis January 17, 1977 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

On June 15, 1976, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for commercial diving operations (41 FR 24272). However on August 11, 1976, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an indefinite stay of the standard pending a final decision on its validity. (“Taylor Diving and […]

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BEFORE THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D. C. : OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE DOCKET NO. OSH-llA

by James C. Miller September 26, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Thank you. We welcome this opportunity to present the views of the Council on Wage and Price Stability on this important matter. My name is James C. Miller III, and I am Assistant Director of the Council for Government Operations and Research. With me today from the Council’s staff are John F. Morrall, Senior Economist, […]

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COUNCIL CRITICIZES OSHA APPROACH TO REDUCING OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE

by William Lilley September 22, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability has called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reevaluate its proposed methods of dealing with the issue of noise in the workplace. In testimony to be presented at a public hearing but filed with OSHA today, the Council stated that promulgating the proposed standards would […]

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BEFORE THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ANO HEALTH ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D. C. : EXPOSURE TO INORGANIC ARSENIC PROPOSED STANDARD DOCKET NO. OSH-37

by Jakina Debnam September 15, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Thank you. We are pleased to have this opportunity to present the views of the Council on Wage and Price Stability on this important matter. My name is James C. Milley’ III, and I am Assistant Director of the Council for Government Operations and Research. With me today from the Council’s staff are Dianne Lev’ine, […]

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COUNCIL COMMENTS ON OSHA’S PROPOSED STANDARD ON ARSENIC

by Jakina Debnam September 14, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

In testimony today, the Council on Wage and Price Stability urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to modify its proposed standard for exposure to inorganic arsenic in the workplace. The Council’s comments were in response to a proposed standard issued by OSHA on January 21, 1975. That proposal would require smelters, herbicide producers, and […]

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Council Criticizes OSHA’s Proposal to Mandate Sanitation Facilities for Agricultural Workers in the Field

by Council on Wage and Price Stability August 6, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Council on Wage and Price Stability today sharply criticized certain provisions of OSHA’s recent proposal to mandate sanitation facilities for agricultural workers in the field. While noting public health and cultural reasons for having such facilities, the Council’s analysis concluded that application of the standards in many areas would be inflationary, since costs would […]

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Statement by John F. Morrall, III Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Exposure to Coke Oven Emissions

by John F. Morrall May 11, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

“On July 31, 1975, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed new regulations on the operation of coke ovens. Informal hearings were held from November 4, 1975 to January 8, 1976. On March 4, 1976, the Inflation Impact Statement (lIS) was published and hearings specifically on the lIS were scheduled […]

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Statement by James C. Miller, III Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Exposure to Coke Oven Emissions Proposed Standard

by James C. Miller May 11, 1976 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Attached are an introductory statement by James C. Miller, III, Assistant Director for Government Operations and Research.. before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s hearings on its proposed standard for exposure to coke oven emissions…

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Statement of George Eads Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Public Hearing on Proposed Noise Standards

by George C. Eads June 25, 1975 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

I am pleased to have this opportunity to present the views of the staff of the Council on Wage and Price Stability on the proposed amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s occupational noise exposure standard for general industry …

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BEFORE THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D. C. : OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE DOCKET NO. OSH-llA

by Jakina Debnam March 21, 1975 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed that the current 90 dBA (time-weighted average) general industry noise standard be continued “until further empirical data and information on the health risk, feasibility, and economic impact indicate the practical ity and necessity of an 85 dBA requirement” (39 FR 37773). In its notice, OSHA proposed […]

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