Wolf admin completes ‘first step’ in OSHA study | Five for the Weekend

BY: - January 14, 2023

The feasibility study, which was conducted through a collaboration between Indiana University of Pennsylvania and several state agencies, examined the five-year period from 2016-2021 and estimated the costs of adopting OSHA standards for commonwealth employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to be $54.8 million at baseline and $14.4 million for year one.

Workers to Pa. lawmakers: Take risks to keep us safe and paid during COVID — and after

BY: - July 27, 2020

The hearing, in front of the House Democratic Policy Committee, comes months after COVID-19 shuttered businesses and locked down the state. 

Pennsylvania’s protections for public-sector workers are more than 60 years old. Unions are pushing for an update

BY: - September 11, 2019

A bill sponsored by Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, aims to ensure better enforcement of safety protections in public-sector workplaces like school districts and transit authorities.


Enough is enough: It’s time to give our public employees OSHA-style protections | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2019

Many other states have already done so. So far, at least 28 U.S. states or territories, including Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky, have adopted some form of OSHA-approved state plan. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania isn’t one of them.