The White House fiscal year 2017 budget request seeks to eliminate funding for 18 NIOSH Education and Research Centers as well as the NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program, claiming the programs have outlived their usefulness. But supporters of the program are speaking out.
Almost every OSHA rule is reviewed by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget before being promulgated. Why do those reviews often take so much longer than the 90 days they are supposed to take?
In a recent congressional subcommittee hearing, lawmakers once again debated the effect of regulation on the economy. But is pitting regulation against economic growth a “false choice,” as one lawmaker suggests?
For the first time in a quarter century, OSHA will increase its maximum penalty amounts. One stakeholder calls the change “long overdue,” while another claims it “seems like it fixes a problem that doesn’t exist.”
Three years ago, a court handed down a decision that restricted OSHA’s ability to cite employers for recordkeeping violations. Now the agency is hoping to work around that decision through a new proposed rule.