I have to read the proposed rules again. I glanced at them the other night and side tracked at around page 30 or so. Having dealt with OSHA and OSHA regs in the past, I'm not going into panic mode until I have read all the proposed changes.
For example, ammunition and smokeless propellant manufacturers would have to shut down and evacuate a factory when a thunderstorm approached and customers would not be allowed within 50 feet of any ammunition (displayed or otherwise stored) without first being searched for matches or lighters.
If you choose to draft your own letter, the reference line must read as follows:
RE: Docket No. OSHAâ€"2007â€"0032
Comment on Department of Labor/OSHA Proposed Rule
"Significant Regulatory Action" as Defined in Executive Order 12866
What re they going to do with a match or lighter? I could maybe see a butane torch cooking off some weak primers, but that would hardly cause damage unless the person was really stupid.[/i]customers would not be allowed within 50 feet of any ammunition (displayed or otherwise stored) without first being searched for matches or lighters.
Just think about the children....and all of those gun store explosions.gsusnake said:I don't see how OSHA even has authority to regulate.
I'll give them authority over regulating the manufacturing process, sure, but I don't see how daddy.gov has any authority to tell me I can't have a cigarette lighter in Walmart.
+1Thorsen said:Yeh, when I read this I thought it would die a pretty quick death. It basically amounted to the death of an entire business model, and by default, extreme limitations on the rights of all americans. I doubt it was even done intentionally. It was probably more along the lines of typical bureacratic incompetence.