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March 2018 Government Affairs Update

Monday, April 09, 2018
Wondering what's happening in the government affairs world? The annual National Safety Stand Down is coming soon. NIOSH has released its strategic plan through 2023, And, CSB survived FY18 appropriations and is gearing up for another fight in FY19.

Safe + Sound 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Back for a second year is the Safe + Sound Campaign, a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces.

House Subcommittee Hearing on a More Collaborative OSHA

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
As part of our continuous advocacy for the occupational safety profession, we monitor the federal government’s activities related to workplace safety. On Feb. 27, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing with industry stakeholders to discuss how OSHA can be more effective and collaborative.

GA Update: Beryllium takes effect March 12, NIOSH advances TWH, Blankenship deems himself fit to serve

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Beryllium takes effect March 12, NIOSH advances TWH, Blankenship deems himself fit to serve

OSHA Silica Standard & Disparate Protection Issues

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Section 16 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 permits States to operate and maintain their own occupational safety and health enforcement programs as long as their standards are at least as effective as the standards promulgated by the Secretary of Labor “which relate to the same issues.”

Protecting Workers From Chemical Exposure – Who Has Responsibility – OSHA or EPA?

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Since the 2016 passage of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“Lautenberg Act”), controversy has developed over the requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) for the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to make risk assessments and determine protection measures for workers. In December 2017, the EPA held a public meeting to discuss the framework it proposes [...]

RegBrief: OSHA's Beryllium Rule

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Most provisions of OSHA's January 9, 2017 beryllium final rule become enforceable for general industry on March 12, 2018. The construction and shipyard sector provisions are under review and have not taken effect.

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