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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.

OSHA Delays Effective Date of Beryllium Rule to May 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a second delay in the effective date of its Occupational Exposure to Beryllium rule, from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017. The announcement follows a White House memorandum issued Jan. 20, 2017, that directed the department to undertake a review of any new or pending regulations and temporarily postpone the date that they would take effect.

Trump Makes Moves, Puzder Waits in the Wings, Congress Readies for Battle

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Government Affairs Update, American Society of Safety Engineers

ASSE RegBrief Examines OSHA's Walking/Working Surfaces Rule

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
In latest ASSE's RegBrief, Adele Abrams, the Society's federal representative, reviews key changes made in OSHA's walking and working surfaces rule, shares key compliance dates and highlights other standards affected by the changes.

Trump Administration Freezes Regulations Pending Review

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
In an e-mail on Jan. 25, 2017, Bruce Lundegren, assistant chief counsel from the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, advised small business representatives about the Trump administration's "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” memorandum, which was issued to heads of executive departments and agencies on Jan. 20. The memorandum "is designed to ensure that the President's appointees or [...]

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.

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