Legislative & Regulatory
ARTBA’s safety advocacy on behalf of its members extends from the halls of Congress, to the White House, and to federal agencies where rulemaking and standards-setting processes take place. ARTBA actions have resulted in successful efforts to ensure Congress supplies adequate, dedicated funds to improve safety during transportation construction operations.
On the regulatory front, ARTBA stays in close, regular contact with federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many other agencies to make sure the industry’s voice is heard so new standards and regulations support our members’ interests, are easy to understand, and enable member companies remain competitive at home and abroad.
ARTBA urges OSHA to reconsider proposed standards for crystalline silica exposure, arguing the agency is using outdated data and a flawed economic analysis. Further, ARTBA notes existing standards offer suitable protection to workers from silica exposure.