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ASSE is committed to ensuring that any decision by federal or state government impacting the safety, health and environment of the workplace is based on good science and sound technology.

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DOL publishes final guidance on Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Order

On August 25th the US Department of Labor published final guidance on the Obama administration's Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order.

ASSE Government Affairs Update -- June & July 2016

ASSE Government Affairs Update for June & July 2016

OSHA & MSHA Penalties Significantly Raised

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an interim final rule raising civil penalties by nearly 80% in some cases, for occupational and mine safety and health violations, and certain other types of employment law infractions. The stated goal for the increase in all agencies was to conform to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, as amended in 2015.

Government Affairs at Safety 2016

Safety 2016 will feature many opportunities to learn more about government affairs​

David Michaels charges NACOSH to provide recommendations for more OSH professionals; ASSE comments

During a meeting this week, ASSE spoke with the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) about the OSH profession. NACOSH is a Congressionally-established advisory body to OSHA and NIOSH. The discussion focused on the need for more qualified safety professionals in the field and how stakeholders such as ASSE can work with NACOSH to encourage the growth of the profession.​

ASSE Government Affairs Update – April & May 2016

Safety 2016: ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition takes place in Atlanta, GA from June 26 through June 29, 2016. GA highlights: Monday, June 27, 4:30 pm: NIOSH Director John Howard shares his insights into the world of OSH research in a blockbuster session in Exhibit Hall B-1; Tuesday, June 28, 1 pm: OSHA Administrator David Michaels leads a plenary session in Exhibit Hall [...]

ASSE RegBrief on OSHA Enforcement Activity

Federal Representative Adele Abrams, Esq. explains how businesses and safety professionals will be affected as OSHA ramps up on enforcement.

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