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Senator Demands OSHA Discontinue Regulatory Action Against Small Family Farms

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Mike Johanns
Mike Johanns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has imposed costly regulatory burdens on small, family-owned farms. Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns intends to stop OSHA in their tracks and ask Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to direct OSHA to cease all actions contrary to Congressional direction regarding regulation of family-owned farms with less than 10 employees. Johanns says worker safety is an important concern – but farmers know better than bureaucrats how to keep their employees and family safe.

He says OSHA inspectors are the ones breaking the law and the Obama Administration has placed a target on the backs of ranchers and farmers when it comes to pursuing an ever-expanding regulatory agenda. He says OSHA is making up its own rules that contradict what Congress has said for decades – that OSHA regulations don’t apply to small, family-run farms.

Source: NAFB News Service