Legislators debate OSHA roofing regulation
Last week, legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives were reported to be debating the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations.
The focus of the debate was on a new regulation that requires roofers to use use safety harnesses in residential projects. Head of OSHA David Michaels was asked to give a presentation to a House of Representatives subcommittee on the reasons for the new regulation, as well as a few other recent regulations.
While many legislators agree that the regulation will reduce workplace injuries and fatalities, others say it is not worth the cost and red tape it creates. Michaels described OSHA’s regulations as “vitally important” in his appearance before the House subcommittee.
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