Last year, nearly 30 percent of new homes in the U.S. had partial or full basements, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
OSHA’s funding disclosure requirement for silica rule comments draws ire
Agency cites need to avoid conflict of interest as basis for controversial requirement
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requiring those who submit comments on the silica rule to disclose their funding sources for their scientific research to avoid conflict of interest. “The chilling effect the financial disclosure could have seems counter to the idea of robust inclusion of a diverse set of ideas and views to inform the rule-making,” said Liz Wolgemuth, a spokeswoman for Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.