OSHA Regions Get Policy Background Memo on Temp Workers

Posted in Federal Communications 13 hours ago

OSHA has issued a memorandum on its Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative to its regional administrators. From Tom Galassi, Director of Enforcement Programs, the memo was posted July 21 on the OSHA web site.  Temporary workers has been a key initiative of OSHA this year, as the Agency’s web page on the issue indicates.

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Veto Bill Stripping Safety Consultants of Workers’ Comp Lawsuit Immunity, ASSE Tells Illinois Governor

Posted in State Communincations on Tue, Jun 3, 2014

A letter from ASSE President Kathy Seabrook on behalf of ASSE’s Illinois members urged Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to veto legislation (SB 3287) that would strip from independent safety consultants current immunity from lawsuits under the state’s workers’ compensation law.  ASSE and its Illinois members also opposed the legislation before votes in the Illinois Senate and Assembly. [...]

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ASSE Gov’t Affairs Committee 2014 Capitol Hill Visits

Posted in Federal Communications on Fri, May 23, 2014

ASSE’s Government Affairs Committee met May 5-7 in Washington, DC, for the Committee’s annual Capitol Hill Visits, combining a Committee meeting with a day visiting key occupational safety and health agencies in which ASSE is a stakeholder and Congressional committee offices that impact occupational safety and health. (l to r) Bob Andrews, CoPA VP Jim [...]

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ASSE and Friends of NIOSH Fight for NIOSH ERC and AgFF Research Programs

Posted in Federal Communications on Fri, May 16, 2014

ASSE joined with 158 other Friends of NIOSH to urge leaders in both the Senate and House Appropriation Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, and Education to include in the Fiscal Year 2015 federal budget at least the Fiscal Year 2014 program level of $332.86 million for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  That funding level [...]

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