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NARI on the Hill

News from the NARI Government Affairs Committee

Your NARI Government Affairs Committee Leadership
Bruce Case, CLC

Tom Miller, CR, CKBR

Dale Contant, MCR, UDCP
Officer Liasion
Aug. 21, 2014

Inside this issue
  Follow-up: NARI Call to Action on OSHA silica  
  OSHA's proposed rulemaking to adjust its current crystalline silica rule stands to have a major impact on the construction industry.
According to comments submitted by OSHA's Small Business Review Panel, the rule would cost between $3 billion and $4 billion, nationally, in lost personal income and would eliminate between 60,000 and 130,000 jobs.
For a 10-employee residential remodeling firm, the cost of the proposed rule would be approximately $35,000, or about $3,500 per employee. Costs vary by industry and firm size.
Earlier this month, NARI asked you to participate in a call to action, writing your congressional leaders to urge them to contact OSHA in objection to this rule.

In total, 210 members sent 634 messages to their congressional leaders, asking them to contact OSHA about this proposed rule.
Thank you to the following states, which garnered the most member participation:
New York
South Carolina
Kansas City
We hope that participation using the online system was easy. NARI continues to need your help to make its voice in government heard, and we hope to grow member action the next time we issue a call to action.
Thank you,
NARI Government Affairs Committee


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