OSHA Skirting Rulemaking Regime, GOP Lawmakers Say

By Alex Lawson (February 4, 2014, 7:52 PM EST) -- Republican legislators and members of the business community on Tuesday took the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to task for a slew of recent policy maneuvers that they claim have evaded the public rulemaking process and imposed undue burdens on commerce.

At a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives' subcommittee on workplace protections, Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., the panel's chairman, chided the agency for its shifts in farm and workplace inspection policies, alleging that the administration is not sufficiently notifying the public of its decisions and allowing for stakeholder input.

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