Workforce Policy

EVRAZ North America Steel Workers

The steel industry shares the federal government’s critical goal of ensuring safety and health at industrial workplaces. AISI member companies have made substantial efforts to decrease the number and frequency of workplace incidents and continue to work through AISI to share information and best practices to meet their shared goal of improving occupational safety and health. However, overly burdensome regulations may misdirect priorities and create unnecessary costs for employers that prevent optimum workplace safety and health benefits from being realized.

Industry Position

The steel industry shares the federal government’s goal of ensuring safety and health at industrial workplaces. However, some regulations may misdirect priorities and create unnecessary costs for employers that prevent optimum workplace safety and health benefits from being realized. The Administration and Congress should reconsider and reform these regulations. Congress also should enact the Voluntary Protection Program Act to authorize and improve the VPP, a key employeremployee- OSHA collaborative workplace safety program, and the Administration should commit to a cooperative enforcement approach where federal agencies and employers work in partnership to advance workplace safety and health.

 

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