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Warehouse Worker Protection Act

Members of Congress introduced the Warehouse Worker Protection Act, which includes several OSHA provisions. The Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS) sent a letter to Congress urging them to reject the bill.

The bill mandates that OSHA issue two new rulemakings. One would regulate ergonomics in warehouse distribution centers, a previous effort by OSHA to issue an ergonomics standard was nullified by Congress on a strong bipartisan basis. The second rulemaking requires individuals trained in first aid in all warehouse distribution centers. Finally, the bill calls upon employers to abate hazards for any “serious, willful, or repeated” citations.