Congressional Testimonies (Archived)

  • 2016

  • February

  • [02/11/2016]
    Subject:
    Testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
  • 2015

  • October

  • [10/07/2015]
    Subject:
    Testimony of Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • 2014

  • December

  • [12/11/2014]
    Subject:
    Testimony on Chemical Facility Safety and Security before the U.S. Senate Committees on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Environment and Public Works

  • April

  • [04/29/2014]
    Subject:
    Testimony of Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, before the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • 2012

  • June

  • [06/28/2012]
    Subject:
    Promoting Safe Workplaces Through Voluntary Protection Programs - U.S. House of Representatives
  • [06/10/2012]
    Subject:
    Worker Safety in our Nation's Energy Production Industries
  • 2011

  • October

  • [10/05/2011]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • April

  • March

  • 2010

  • July

  • [07/13/2010]
    Subject:
    Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010

  • June

  • [06/23/2010]
    Subject:
    Worker Health and Safety from the Oil Rig to the Shoreline

  • April

  • [04/28/2010]
    Subject:
    Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA) - U.S. House of Representatives
  • [04/27/2010]
    Subject:
    Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA) - U.S. Senate

  • March

  • [03/16/2010]
    Subject:
    Protecting America's Workers Act (PAWA): Modernizing OSHA Penalties
  • 2009

  • October

  • [10/29/2009]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) partnership with the States that have chosen to operate OSHA-approved plans

  • May

  • [05/14/2009]
    Subject:
    Protecting the Protectors: An Assessment of Front-line Federal Workers in Response to the H1N1 Outbreak
  • [05/07/2009]
    Subject:
    Ensuring Preparedness Against the (H1N1) Flu Virus at School and Work

  • April

  • [04/30/2009]
    Subject:
    Improving OSHA's Enhanced Enforcement Program
  • 2008

  • March

  • [03/12/2008]
    Subject:
    Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Act of 2008
  • 2007

  • September

  • [09/12/2007]
    Subject:
    OSHA's role in protecting workers after the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001

  • May

  • [05/16/2007]
    Subject:
    OSHA Enforcement of the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) standard in the Nation's Refining Industry

  • April

  • [04/24/2007]
    Subject:
    OSHA's progress in protecting the nation's working men and women.

  • March

  • 2006

  • June

  • [06/14/2006]
    Subject:
    How OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard uses the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' Threshold Limit Values
  • 2005

  • April

  • [04/07/2005]
    Subject:
    OSHA's budget request for FY 2006
  • 2004

  • March

  • [03/25/2004]
    Subject:
    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.

  • February

  • [02/26/2004]
    Subject:
    OSHA's budget request for Fiscal Year 2005.
  • 2003

  • October

  • [10/28/2003]
    Subject:
    OSHA's role in protecting workers after the tragic events of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001

  • May

  • [05/01/2003]
    Subject:
    The President's Fiscal Year 2004 budget request for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • 2002

  • July

  • [07/11/2002]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) commitment to protecting America's workers.

  • April

  • [04/25/2002]
    Subject:
    OSHA's overall strategy for addressing ergonomic hazards
  • [04/18/2002]
    Subject:
    Department of Labor's comprehensive approach to ergonomics

  • February

  • [02/27/2002]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration's efforts to protect immigrant workers.
  • [02/14/2002]
    Subject:
    Fiscal Year 2003 budget for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • [02/14/2002]
    Subject:
    Worker Protection -- their workplaces, their pensions, their wallets, and their rights.
  • 2001

  • July

  • [07/31/2001]
    Subject:
    OSHA protects workers from the dangers of Asbestos exposure.

  • April

  • [04/26/2001]
    Subject:
    The need to reduce musculoskeletal disorders in America's workforce
  • 2000

  • July

  • [07/20/2000]
    Subject:
    OSHA's Proposed Revision to Occupational Injury and Illness Recording.
  • [07/13/2000]
    Subject:
    OSHA's proposed ergonomics program and its possible impact on Medicaid, Medicare, and other health care costs.

  • June

  • April

  • March

  • [03/23/2000]
    Subject:
    The President's Fiscal Year 2001 budget request for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • [03/22/2000]
    Subject:
    Department of Energy (DOE).

  • January

  • [01/25/2000]
    Subject:
    OSHA's Assistant Secretary clarifies agency policy concerning home inspections
  • 1999

  • July

  • [07/22/1999]
    Subject:
    OSHA's effort to promulgate a rule on safety and health programs.
  • [07/22/1999]
    Subject:
    External regulation of worker safety and health for private-sector employees at national research laboratories and other worksites owned by the Department of Energy (DOE).

  • May

  • [05/10/1999]
    Subject:
    OSHA efforts to protect workers in the chemical industry.

  • March

  • [03/23/1999]
    Subject:
    OSHA's efforts to protect workers while forming partnerships with employees and employers.
  • [03/17/1999]
    Subject:
    OSHA's core mission is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for every working man and woman in the nation.
  • [03/04/1999]
    Subject:
    OSHA's core mission is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for every working man and woman in the nation.
  • 1998

  • May

  • [05/21/1998]
    Subject:
    External regulation of worker safety and health at Department of Energy (DOE) research and nuclear facilities.

  • April

  • [04/29/1998]
    Subject:
    Proposals to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

  • March

  • [03/18/1998]
    Subject:
    H.R. 3310, the Small Business Paperwork Reduction Act Amendments of 1998.
  • [03/18/1998]
    Subject:
    OSHA's Small Business Assistance Programs.

  • February

  • [02/26/1998]
    Subject:
    The President's fiscal year 1999 budget request for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • [02/24/1998]
    Subject:
    OSHA's potential role in reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
  • 1997

  • September

  • [09/17/1997]
    Subject:
    OSHA's proposal to improve the quality and collection of data on occupational injuries and illnesses.

  • July

  • [07/10/1997]
    Subject:
    How the New OSHA is improving safety and health in workplaces.

  • June

  • [06/26/1997]
    Subject:
    OSHA's plan to develop a Safety and Health Program Standard.
  • [06/24/1997]
    Subject:
    How the New OSHA is improving safety and health in our nation's workplaces.

  • April

  • [04/17/1997]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration's activities with regard to small businesses.
  • [04/10/1997]
    Subject:
    The Fiscal Year 1998 appropriation request and the status of New OSHA initiatives.
  • 1996

  • September

  • [09/25/1996]
    Subject:
    OSHA's initiatives to reduce the regulatory burdens on small business employers.

  • June

  • [06/27/1996]
    Subject:
    OSHA's efforts to improve its standard-setting process by the use of negotiated rulemaking.
  • 1995

  • November

  • [11/29/1995]
    Subject:
    The Occupational Safety and Health Reform and Reinvention Act.

  • October

  • September

  • [09/06/1995]
    Subject:
    H.R. 2142, "The Department of Energy Laboratory Missions Act," and H.R. 1510, "The Department of Energy Laboratory Efficiency Improvement Act."

  • July

  • [07/26/1995]
    Subject:
    OSHA's initiatives to reinvent itself in order to protect workers at risk on the job more effectively and, at the same time, to reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses.
  • [07/12/1995]
    Subject:
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's activities regarding ergonomically-related hazards in the workplace.

  • June

  • [06/28/1995]
    Subject:
    Review the mission and record of both OSHA and MSHA and discuss H.R. 1834.
  • [06/22/1995]
    Subject:
    The mission and record of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. I hope this represents the beginning of our work together to create and build the new OSHA.
  • [06/15/1995]
    Subject:
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's revised fall protection standard (Subpart M of 29 CFR Part 1926; Part 1910), particularly as it affects the residential construction industry.

  • March

  • [03/08/1995]
    Subject:
    Evaluate the mission and record of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • February

  • [02/23/1995]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administrations Fiscal Year 1996 appropriation request.
  • [02/10/1995]
    Subject:
    The Department experience with the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA).
  • [02/03/1995]
    Subject:
    Risk Assessment and Title III of H.R. 9.
  • 1994

  • July

  • [07/14/1994]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health requirements that would apply to the legislative branch if it were covered by OSHA.
  • [07/13/1994]
    Subject:
    Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

  • June

  • [06/29/1994]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health requirements that would apply to the legislative branch if it were covered by OSHA.

  • March

  • [03/24/1994]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administrations Fiscal Year 1995 appropriations request.
  • [03/23/1994]
    Subject:
    Strengthen ways to protect Federal employees from workplace hazards.
  • [03/10/1994]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Fiscal Year 1993 appropriation request.

  • February

  • [02/10/1994]
    Subject:
    Efforts to reform the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
  • [02/09/1994]
    Subject:
    Efforts to reform the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
  • 1993

  • April

  • [04/28/1993]
    Subject:
    Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • [04/22/1993]
    Subject:
    The H.R. 881, the "Ban on Smoking in Federal Buildings Act."