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Letter to Sunstein WH

Letter to Sunstein WH

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August 15, 2011 SENT BY EMAIL TO:mabel_e._echols@omb.eop.govMr. Cass SunsteinDirector, Office of Information & Regulatory AffairsThe White HouseRegarding: RIN 1235-AA06 - NPRM for Child Labor RegulationsDear Mr. Sunstein:We are writing to urge your office to complete its review of the Labor Department¶s draft proposed rule (RIN 1235-AA06) entitled " Child Labor Regulations, Orders, and Statements of Interpretation.´ This proposal rule, which is not economically significant, was submitted toOIRA for review more than nine months ago, on November 12, 2010. The time has long passedfor the public notice and comment period to begin on it.Earlier this month, two 17-year-old boys, Bryce Gannon and Tyler Zander were seriously injuredwhile working at the Zaloudek Grain Co. in Kremlin, Oklahoma. Their legs were severed whileworking in a grain handling facility operating a large grain auger. Both will be permanentlydisabled because of these injuries. Their families, friends and community members aretraumatized by this event as well. We understand that the Labor Department¶s draft rule mayinclude proposed protections that could have prevented this incident from occurring. We hopethis terrible event and the hundreds of other incidents that injure and kill young workers everyyear will compel you to release this draft proposal immediately and allow the Labor Departmentto proceed with a public comment period.
 
Please have someone on your staff contact Tim Morse, PhD, CPE, chair of the OccupationalHealth & Safety Section, American Public Health Association at 860-679-4720 or tmorse@uchc.eduby Friday, August 19, 2011 to let us know when your office¶s review will be
 
completed and the NPRM will be released to allow the public comment process to begin.
 
Sincerely,
 [See attached list;affiliations listed for identification purposes only] 
Mary E. Miller, RN, MNChild Labor SpecialistWashington StateCeleste MonfortonProfessorial Lecturer Dept of Environmental & Occupational HealthSchool of Public Health & Health ServicesGeorge Washington University
 
 Rick Engler, Director  New Jersey Work Environment CouncilOn the web atwww.njwec.org 142 West State Street - Third Floor Trenton, New Jersey 08608Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCHAssociate Professor,Colorado School of Public HealthJoel Shufro, Executive Director  New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)Jeanne Sears, PhD, RNSenior Research ScientistDepartment of Health Services &Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illnessand Medically Vulnerable Populations (CHAMMP)University of WashingtonCarol W. Runyan, MPH, PhDDirector, Injury Prevention Research Center Professor of Health Behavior and Health EducationProfessor of PediatricsUniversity of North CarolinaPaul Landsbergis, ScDAssociate Professor Department of Environmental and Occupational Health SciencesSchool of Public HealthState University of New York-Downstate Medical Center Patty Quinlan, MPH, CIHIndustrial HygienistDivision of Occupational and Environmental MedicineUniversity of California San FranciscoJustin FeldmanWorker Health & Safety AdvocateCongress WatchPublic CitizenWashington, DC 20003
 
Shari Burgus, Education Director Farm Safety 4 Just KidsJim Albers, MPH, CIH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)Craig Slatin, Sc.D., MPHProfessor, Department of Community Health and SustainabilityUniversity of Massachusetts LowellAdam M. Finkel, Sc.D.Senior Fellow and Executive Director Penn Program on RegulationProfessor of Environmental and Occupational HealthUMDNJ School of Public HealthTammy Miser Founder/Executive Director United Support & Memorial For Workplace Fatalities (USMWF)Marychris RodriguezUnited Support & Memorial For Workplace Fatalities (USMWF)Deborah SafronInstructor in SociologyMichigan State UniversityMichael D. SchulmanWilliam Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor President-Elect: Rural Sociological SocietyDept of 4-H Youth Development & Family & Consumer Sciences and Dept of Sociology North Carolina State UniversityDavid H. WegmanProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Work EnvironmentUniversity of Massachusetts LowellAndrea Kidd Taylor, DrPH, MSPHLecturer, Morgan State UniversitySchool of Community Health & PolicyMarcy Goldstein-GelbExecutive Director MassCOSHMass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

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