How to Take Action This Month

In addition to encouraging robust funding for OSHA, MSHA, NIOSH, and the CSB, AIHA is most concerned with Congressional attempts to halt implementation of OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule through the funding process. Given Department of Labor Acosta’s ambiguity to continued implementation of the rule, and strong opposition to it in other parts of the President’s Administration and Congress, there is cause for great concern. While support does exist in both the House and Senate, the question is how much will Members of Congress be willing to do in support of the rule? The answer may very well depend upon the extent to which AIHA members, professionals in other groups, and concerned citizens contact – and especially meet with – their Members of Congress to voice their own strong support for OSHA’s silica dust rule. AIHA members who wish to get more involved should contact Mark Ames (​) and visit AIHA’s Federal Legislative Action Center. ​