Committee requests information on new OSHA joint employer proposal

Chairmen question where workplace safety responsibility will lie

Posted October 26, 2015

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) have asked the DOL to provide information on the proposed enforcement of a new “multiemployer citation standard” at the OSHA.

The Education and the Workforce Committee says, the effort would blur the lines of responsibility for certain workplace safety and health violations and is concerned that it mirrors a recent National Labor Relations Board effort to benefit union leaders by expanding its joint employer standard.

The chairmen wrote a letter to Secretary Thomas Perez and asked for a response by October 27. To read the letter visit

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