Government Affairs Resources
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Based on the development of Position Statement on the issue by ASSE’s Transportation Practice Specialty, ASSE offered the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) support for its call to adopt measures that can encourage states to reduce the legal standard of driver impairment due to alcohol consumption, as measured by blood-alcohol content (BAC), from 0.08% to 0.05%.
Friday, September 26, 2014
On September 11, OSHA announced its final rule adopting new requirements for reporting severe injuries
and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements. ASSE opposed the provisions related to reporting severe injuries.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS), the National Safety Council (NSC), and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), will host NOIRS 2015 on May 19 to 21, 2015 at the Camp Dawson Training Center in Kingwood, West Virginia.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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.
Tuesday, June 03, 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. The bill went to [...]
Friday, 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.
Friday, 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 would counter the Administration's effort again this [...]
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