Provisions of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2005 - The Silver Users Association announced its strong support for four bills related to workplace health and safety that were introduced today. All of these bills passed the U.S. House of Representatives last year with strong bipartisan support.

"We want to say a special thanks to Representative Charlie Norwood (R-GA) for reintroducing his legislation and hope all four bills pass both the House and Senate during the 109th Congress.

"These bills are a good start to the process of alleviating some of the regulatory burdens facing small businesses without sacrificing any safety and health protections," said Mike Merolla, President of the SUA. "This is exactly the type of reform that is necessary to keep American business competitive in our global economy.

"Manufacturers, especially small ones, often face the tough task of trying to navigate the ambiguous provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and deal with its slanted 'due process' system without much success," Merolla said. "These bills are a good first step in bringing fairness to the OSH Act."

The four bills introduced are: H.R. 739, H.R. 740, H.R. 741 and H.R. 742.

 CONTACTS: Silver Users Association Government Affairs Department (703) 960-7790