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Trump Administration Releases First Budget, Safety Takes a Hit

Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Trump Administration’s budget blueprint for FY2018 is out. It’s mostly an outline with some specifics. The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is eliminated off the bat.

Regulatory Reform Shakes Up DC

Monday, March 13, 2017
Leadership President Trump is 45 days into his first 100 days. Secretary of Labor nominee Alexander Acosta needs to pull together his paperwork before the Senate HELP Committee will schedule his hearings. Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has been elected Chair of the Democratic National Party.

OSHA Delays Effective Date of Beryllium Rule to May 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a second delay in the effective date of its Occupational Exposure to Beryllium rule, from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. The announcement follows a White House memorandum issued Jan. 20, 2017, that directed the department to undertake a review of any new or pending regulations and temporarily postpone the date that they would take effect.

Labor pains, confirmation machinations, and Congress takes the week off

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration late last week hours after reports surfaced that six Republican Senators were hesitant to support him.

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Strengthen Worker Health & Safety Law

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Committee reintroduced the Protecting America's Workers Act, legislation that would strengthen and modernize the OSH Act of 1970. The bill would also give OSHA tools to ensure that employers correct hazardous working conditions, protect whistleblowers and hold employers accountable for violations that cause death or serious injury to workers.

Trump Makes Moves, Puzder Waits in the Wings, Congress Readies for Battle

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Government Affairs Update, American Society of Safety Engineers

ASSE RegBrief Examines OSHA's Walking/Working Surfaces Rule

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
In latest ASSE's RegBrief, Adele Abrams, the Society's federal representative, reviews key changes made in OSHA's walking and working surfaces rule, shares key compliance dates and highlights other standards affected by the changes.

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