Issue Brief: Regulatory Reform

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

OSHA's Ergonomics Regulation

The Chamber led the employer community's efforts to oppose the Clinton administration's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ergonomics regulation on the grounds that there was insufficient science and medical understanding to support a regulation in this area.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Peer Review

ObjectiveEnsure that all information used or relied upon by federal agencies as part of the rulemaking process has been subjected to rigorous, independent peer review.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Water Quality

ObjectivePromote the sensible regulation of water quality based on technically sound, practical, and economically achievable methods.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Data Access

ObjectiveEnsure that all publicly-funded research conducted by private parties, universities, and nonprofit organizations is made available to the public in order to encourage public oversight, sound science, and a transparent regulatory process.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Precautionary Principle

ObjectiveEnsure that regulatory decisions are based on scientifically sound and technically rigorous risk assessments, and oppose the adoption of the precautionary principle as the basis for regulation.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

OSHA Reform

The employer community has long sought changes in how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) operates and the role it plays in workplace safety.BackgroundIn the 108th Congress, four bills passed the House that would have:

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

BackgroundTitle III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that any entity providing services to the public, such as hotels, restaurants, theaters, stadiums, offices, and retailers, be accessible to persons with disabilities, subject to certain limitations. Requirements cover existing facilities, remodeling, and new construction.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Data Quality

ObjectiveEnsure that all information disseminated or used by federal agencies in the rulemaking process is based on sound science and rigorous technical analysis.Summary of the Issue