Oakland, CA – The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board for California’s Department of Industrial Relations has approved a regulation aimed at “anticipating, preventing and responding to hazards” at the state’s oil refineries.
Arlington, VA – The Mine Safety and Health Administration has delayed until Oct. 2 the effective date of a final rule intended to improve pre-shift examinations of metal and non-metal mines, according to a notice published in the May 22 Federal Register.
Washington – Print and digital advertisements from the National Association of Manufacturers are commending President Donald Trump for maintaining a campaign promise – in his first 100 days – to reduce federal regulations in the interest of business.
Washington – OSHA has announced that it will be extending the deadline for certain employers to submit injury and illness data as part of its "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses" final rule published in May 2016.
Washington – OSHA has changed its policy on allowing employees at non-union workplaces to choose a union-affiliated representative for “walkaround” inspections, according to an April 25 memo sent to regional administrators.
Washington – Days after his May 10 release from federal prison after serving a one-year sentence for violating mine safety laws, former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking Trump not to consider legislation that would strengthen punishments for mine supervisors who knowingly flout safety rules.