[The New York Herald noted that the owners claimed the order amounted to] a confiscation of property…
[Sprinkler systems are a] cumbersome and costly apparatus.
In 1991, dentists across America discovered that OSHA had ‘outlawed the tooth fairy.’ In a fit of regulatory zeal to combat the spread of AIDS and other communicable diseases through blood-borne pathogens, the rule-writers at OSHA had determined to make it a violation to allow any item that had been in contact with bodily fluids to leave a medical facility except in a biohazards container.
AB 606 singles out one industry and places additional requirements on employers in that industry.
This brings visions of private lawsuits by plaintiffs with bounty-hunting lawyers, instead of investigations by the state labor agency.
Somehow grab bars in bathrooms seem downright mundane when the speaker of the assembly and the senate president pro-tem take direct aim at the lodging industry.
Repealing the ergonomics regulation will save small businesses billions of dollars that means fewer layoffs, less pay-cuts and economic growth.
You're creating an enormously expensive regulation without true evidence of what we will get out of it. You're creating an enormous cost that will only have the effect of pushing jobs offshore.
[The ergonomics standard is] the most expensive, intrusive regulations ever promulgated, certainly by the Department of Labor and maybe by any department in history.
These [ergonomics] regulations would cost employers, large and small, billions of dollars annually while providing uncertain benefits.