Results tagged “Occupational Safety and Health”

Updating OSHA Inspection Policies

Using predictive targeting could better identify firms with the biggest risks to workers.

OSHA Warns Fracking Employees of Silica Inhalation Risk

Hazard alert highlights a health-related concern about natural gas extraction.

The Regulatory Week in Review: March 23, 2012

Congress passes insider trading bill, the White House defends "gas hike trio," the Supreme Court rules on wetland case, and more.

The Proper Limits of the Congressional Regulatory Veto

The CRA's ban on issuing "substantially similar" rules has been misunderstood

Reclaiming Workplace Health and Safety for All

Inconsistent enforcement of the UK's health and safety regulations unduly burdens businesses.

How Bad Math at Federal Agencies Undervalues Human Life

Agencies underestimate the value of human life by consistently ignoring health inflation and wealth inflation.

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection


On November 18, 2010, the Wharton Risk Management Center, in collaboration with the Penn Program on Regulation, hosted a workshop on the Roles for Third Parties in Improving Implementation of EPA’s and OSHA’s Regulations on the Management of Low-Probability, High-Consequence...

Is the Mine Safety and Health Administration Up to the Task?

In the wake of the disaster on April 5, 2010, at the Upper Big Branch Mine, much attention has been given to how the mining industry has been regulated and whether those regulations are effective.   Although in response to the disaster...

Obama's FY2011 Budget Proposal and Regulatory Agencies

During his State of the Union address in January, President Obama announced he would propose a freeze in federal domestic discretionary spending, raising concerns that regulatory agencies will be starved of necessary funding to carry out their missions. For example, at last...

OSHA Proposed Rulemaking on Workplace Right-to-Know

Last fall, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced proposed modifications to its Hazard Communication Standard, commonly known as HazCom, to make it more consistent with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.In...

Can the Congressional Review Act Block Climate Change Regulation?

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R – Alaska) is trying to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Along with 35 other Republicans and 3 Democrats, she has invoked the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in an attempt to...

New U.S. Regulatory Information Released on Data.Gov

Last week, the White House announced the online availability of extensive government datasets through, an initiative that is part of the Obama Administration’s new Open Government Directive. is a website run by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and...