Workforce Policy

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.