The Obama administration seems determined to refight the lost battles of the Clinton administration (Hillarycare, Kyoto), so it should come as no surprise that they’ve appointed a safety zealot as head of OSHA, whence came the ill-fated ergonomics regulations, if memory serves.
The nominee, David Michaels, is rabidly opposed to the industrial chemical BPA, about which Mark Hemingway wrote recently. It should be noted that, as a recent STATS analysis found, BPA isn’t anywhere near the problem junk-science advocates make it out to be. Expect an all-out blitz against BPA from OSHA at some point, and expect silence from the “war on science” guys even as the battle rages.
Monday, August 17, 2009
OSHA Head Doesn’t Think Anything’s Safe
(Originally posted on NRO-The Corner by my husband)