Washington – OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration would see relatively small changes in funding for fiscal year 2018 – even with President Donald Trump seeking a $2.4 billion cut for the Department of Labor – according to the Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget request for DOL.
Chicago – Long periods of sitting, stress-related eating and workplace weariness are among the factors workers say have contributed to their personal weight gain, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of job-search website CareerBuilder.
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.
Washington – Five members of Congress on May 15 introduced a bill that would reinstate OSHA’s so-called “Volks” rule, a previously overturned law that addressed employers’ “ongoing obligation” to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
Park Ridge, IL – The American Society of Safety Engineers has issued a set of recommendations to OSHA to “emphasize the management of risk, sharpen the agency’s focus on productive policies, and fill legislative and regulatory gaps that limit OSHA’s ability to better protect workers.”