CWA Calls for Trump-Era Proposals About Workplace Chemicals to Be Withdrawn

CWA, along with other allies, is calling for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw proposed changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. The changes, which were initiated by the Trump administration, would put workers at risk by allowing manufacturers, importers, and distributors to withhold essential chemical hazard information from workers, employers, and emergency responders.

"The next step should be a much more transparent set of conversations with workers, their unions, workers centers, occupational health specialists, and employers, about how best to improve the standard in order to meet its stated goal of informing workers about chemical hazards on the job," the groups wrote in comments they filled with OSHA about the standard.

Check out the fact sheet on the proposed changes here.