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Nevada bill seeks to limit industry influence on OSHA

Senator Maggie Carlton, chairwoman of the Nevada Senate Labor Committee, has introduced legislation to take the state OSHA program out of its home in the Business and Industry Department, in an effort to strengthen the agency. Nevada’s OSHA program has been under scrutiny due to a rash of construction deaths in the past year. Carlton said that she was hoping to distance OSHA inspectors from political pressure, allowing them to do their job of protecting worker safety.

Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun has done an excellent job covering this story. See her story on the proposed legislation here