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April GA Update: 21% / 100 Days / 3 Months

President Trump released his “America First” budget blueprint last month, asking Congress for a 21% reduction in the Department of Labor's budget and the complete elimination of the Chemical Safety Board. ASSE supports the Chemical Safety Board and has signed onto letters in support of level-funding OSHA, NIOSH, and the CSB for FY2018.
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Arizona ASSE Chapters Government Affairs Help to Organize Distracted Driving Summit

More than four hundred concerned people from across Arizona (including some guests from Illinois and Texas) came together at the Arizona State Capitol on January 25th for the first Distracted Driving Summit. The Summit brought together victims, law enforcement, advocates, legislators and others to learn about the issue.​
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Build an Effective Safety Stand-Down Campaign

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
OSHA's National Safety Stand Down is 2 weeks away. ASSE has compiled a list of free materials to help OSH professionals build an effective campaign.
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Asbestos Still a Threat, CDC Says

Friday, April 21, 2017
A total of 445,221 people died from asbestos in the U.S. from 1999 to 2015, according to CDC. The report says that the occurrence of mesothelioma deaths has increased, particularly among younger populations, at a greater rate than previously projected by the CDC.

ASSE Encourages Members to Get Involved in OSH Campaigns

ASSE's “Is Your Loved One Safe at Work Today?” poster aims to help members and others in the OSH community engage employers, workers and the public in five national campaigns that focus on worker safety.​
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NIOSH Seeks Comments on Occupational Exposure Banding

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
NIOSH is seeking feedback on its draft Current Intelligence Bulletin that outlines its occupational exposure banding process. This process intends to help OSH professionals make “timely, well-informed risk management decisions about chemicals that lack occupational exposure limits.” Comments are due June 13, 2017.
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MSHA Workplace Exam Rule Delayed, Challenged in Court

Monday, April 10, 2017
In a March 27, 2017, Federal Register notice, MSHA proposed to delay the effective date of its Workplace Examination final rule for surface and underground metal/nonmetal (MNM) mines from May 23 until July 24, 2017. The delay is connected to the Trump Administration's order on reviewing pending regulations as well as litigation initiated by several industry groups.​
 
 

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