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Subcommittee to Review OSHA’s Regulatory Impact on Economy and Job-Creators

On  Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled, “Workplace Safety: Ensuring a Responsible Regulatory Environment.” The hearing will take place in room 2261 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for enforcing workplace safety and health standards. In July, the Department of Labor released its semiannual regulatory agenda. The agenda includes a number of OSHA items that reflect the administration’s ongoing efforts to advance significant changes to health and safety standards. Employers remain concerned about the costs and effectiveness of several of these regulatory proposals.

Wednesday’s hearing will give members the opportunity to examine OSHA’s regulatory proposals and their impact on worker safety, as well as discuss a responsible way to promote strong safety protections for workers without stifling economic opportunity and job creation. For more information about this hearing, visit


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Panel I

The Honorable David Michaels
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
US Department of Labor
Washington, D.C.

Panel II
Peter Korellis
President and Owner
Korellis Roofing, Inc.
Hammond, IN

David Sarvadi
Keller & Heckman LLP
Washington, D.C.

Margaret Seminario
Occupational Safety and Health, AFL-CIO
Washington, D.C.