The steel industry shares the federal government’s critical goal of ensuring safety and health at
industrial workplaces. AISI urges the President and the Congress to take the following policy actions:
Avoid overly burdensome regulations that may misdirect priorities and create unnecessary costs
for employers that prevent optimum workplace safety and health benefits from being realized.
- Ensure the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) commit to a cooperative enforcement approach, through which the
agencies and employers work in partnership to advance workplace safety and health, rather than
in an adversarial approach to enforcement and public shaming.
- Promote federal policies to support the development of workplace educational programs in
advanced technologies that will prepare future generations for work in industries such as
steel. A well-educated workforce capable of meeting the technological challenges of advanced
manufacturing is essential to the steel industry’s competitiveness moving forward.