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OSHA Reform Blueprint

Thursday, June 29, 2017
ASSE has developed an "OSHA Reform Blueprint" with ASSE's government affairs priorities and a vision for how OSHA can improve in a time of political change.
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Friends of NIOSH Work to Stop Administration's Cuts

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Over the years, ASSE has been an active member of Friends of NIOSH, an informal gathering of organizations that support NIOSH’s overall funding. The Trump Administration's budget proposal would cut NIOSH funding by 40%. Member voices are needed to alert elected officials to the importance of a fully funded NIOSH.
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OSHA to Host Public Meeting on VPP

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OSHA will hold a stakeholder meeting July 17, 2017, in Washington, DC, to discuss the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action.
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OSHA Wants to Extend E-Recordkeeping Compliance Deadline

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
OSHA is seeking to delay the compliance date of its e-recordkeeping rule from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The agency published the final rule on May 12, 2016, and says the delay "is appropriate for the purpose of additional review into questions of law and policy."
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NIOSH-OSHA Update Heat Safety App

Friday, June 16, 2017
The updated OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App calculates the heat index at outdoor worksites using a smartphone’s geolocation capabilities to pull current weather conditions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites.​
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Government Affairs Update

ASSE's 2017 professional development conference is breaking records before it begins, hitting all-time highs for attendance and exhibitor registration. More than 5,000 safety professionals will assemble June 19-22 in Denver, CO for safety's premier learning and networking opportunities.​
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Joint Employment Changes at DOL May Affect Safety

On June 17, 2017, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. The effect on OSH is unknown at this early stage.​
 
 

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