Washington – OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration would receive modest budget cuts in fiscal year 2019 as part of a draft funding bill proposed June 14 by the House Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
Washington — While President Donald Trump seeks another sizable cut to the Department of Labor’s budget, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta is attempting to boost enforcement funding in certain agencies, including OSHA.
Washington — The Department of Labor is seeking to recover $67 million in unpaid health and safety fines issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration over the past decade, Secretary R. Alexander Acosta said during a hearing March 6 on the fiscal year 2019 budget.
The latest agenda, released in December, reflects the Trump administration’s push for deregulation, and details a plan for agencies to put forth “three deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action in 2018.”
Washington — Public Citizen has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Labor and OSHA, alleging that the agencies illegally violated OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule by denying requests the watchdog group submitted under the Freedom of Information Act.
Washington – The Department of Labor is looking to expand OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs and the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s compliance assistance for mine operators, DOL states in a draft of its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 to 2022.
Washington – OSHA has stated that it will change some of the processes in its Voluntary Protection Programs, after a Department of Labor Office of Inspector General audit uncovered several weaknesses in recording and reporting systems involving contract workers.