WASHINGTON (May 24, 2004) — Representatives of the automotive aftermarket praised the House of Representatives for its passage of four bills designed to alleviate the burden of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules on small business.
The bills give small businesses leeway in the 15-day deadline for employers to appeal OSHA citations, and other breaks. “It is important that the federal government work with small businesses to find less burdensome solutions to worker safety,” said Bob Redding, Washington representative for the Automotive Service Association, in a press release.
The bills, which all passed more or less along party lines, were combined with a government paperwork-regulatory reform bill and sent to the Senate as a single bill. But prompt Senate consideration of the legislation is iffy, the ASA said.