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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Employee Involvement Provisions of e-Recordkeeping Rule

Thursday, October 20, 2016
OSHA has extended its enforcement delay for the employee involvement provisions of the rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Dec. 1, 2016. OSHA initially delay enforcement of these provisions until Nov. 10, 2016, to conduct additional outreach. The additional extension is in response to the request of a federal court hearing a challenge to the provisions.

Court of Appeals Disallows OSHA Revision of PSM Retail Establishment Exemption

Friday, September 30, 2016
The DC Court of Appeals recently vacated OSHA's July 22, 2015 memorandum on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Application of the Retail Exemption. Specifically, the Court of Appeals held the July 22, 2015, enforcement memo was a “standard” under the OSH Act and, therefore, required notice and comment in accordance with section 6 of the OSH Act.

OSHA Alliance Construction Roundtable White Paper Aims to Reach Small Contractors

Friday, September 30, 2016
The OSHA Alliance Construction Roundtable has published a white paper, "Proposed Strategies for the Occupational Safety and Health Community to More Effectively Reach Small Contractors in Residential Construction," that aims to help OSH professionals reach small residential construction contractors.

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.

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