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Liberals: OMB moved too slowly on workplace safety rules

Liberals say the Office of Management and Budget hasn’t moved quickly enough on a sweeping change to workplace safety rules, The Hill.com reports.

The labor movement and liberals are monitoring a new rule being developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would have employers institute their own Injury and Illness Prevention Program, or “I2P2.”

OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs took more than four months to approve paperwork for the proposal, potentially setting back the rule’s schedule.

“This is the signature initiative of OSHA,” said Sid Shapiro, vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform, a liberal think tank focused on regulations. “Instead of recognizing this and making it the highest priority, they really took their time in getting this done. It seems to me you could have just picked up the phone and worked this out in 20 minutes.”  

Liberals say the Office of Management and Budget hasn’t moved quickly enough on a sweeping change to workplace safety rules.

The labor movement and liberals are monitoring a new rule being developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would have employers institute their own Injury and Illness Prevention Program, or “I2P2.”

OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs took more than four months to approve paperwork for the proposal, potentially setting back the rule’s schedule.

“This is the signature initiative of OSHA,” said Sid Shapiro, vice president of the Center for Progressive Reform, a liberal think tank focused on regulations. “Instead of recognizing this and making it the highest priority, they really took their time in getting this done. It seems to me you could have just picked up the phone and worked this out in 20 minutes.” 

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