Federal agencies



Appropriations deal freezes OSHA funding

Washington – A new omnibus appropriations bill clears the way for OSHA to promulgate a new standard on silica, but restricts the agency’s use of non-regulatory actions such as guidance documents or letters of interpretation.
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CSB to offer materials in Spanish

Washington – The Chemical Safety Board is including Spanish language translations of some of its safety materials, the independent agency announced Nov. 20.
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Deepwater Horizon

CSB provides timeline for investigations

Washington – The Chemical Safety Board is nearing the completion of four major investigations and making progress on several others, agency leaders reported during a Nov. 23 public meeting.
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