Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA oversees safety regulations in the workplace. IEC takes worker safety very seriously, but guards against excessive and burdensome regulations that impact job creation, industry growth, and added costs. IEC contractors are required to comply with OSHA CFR 29 1926 when performing construction, and OSHA CFR 1910 when performing general industry items such as certain service work.
IEC closely monitors OSHA’s regulatory agenda and the activities of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). IEC follows pending regulation and regulatory actions and responds appropriately to ensure worker safety is not compromised and that no unnecessary burdens are assumed by employers. In addition, IEC is a member of the OSHA Alliance, which is committed to bringing employer groups together with OSHA to discuss matters of importance on worker safety, and to engage in a meaningful dialogue.
Most recently, IEC submitted comments to OSHA expressing strong concerns about two of its proposed rules – one to revise the federal standard for exposure to crystalline silica, and another that would require businesses to submit their OSHA 300 injury and illness logs electronically and make that information publicly available and searchable.