OSHA Enforcement of the Silica Rule

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A memorandum distributed nationwide to OSHA Regional Administrators acknowledges that “good faith efforts” to meet the new standard will be carefully considered. During the first month after the effective date of the standard, OSHA will offer compliance assistance and outreach … Read More

PresidenTrump Administration Freezes Rulemaking

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In a memo to the heads of executive branch departments and agencies (the memo can be found here), Reince Priebus, President Trump’s chief of staff, ordered a freeze on all pending regulatory actions except those addressing “emergency situations or other … Read More

OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the … Read More

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