What in OSHA’s Rulemaking Will “Make the Cut” In the Administration’s Regulatory Agenda?

We are pleased to share this article with you which was published in the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News July 24, 2017: The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business. The agenda, …

Take the Phone-Free Pledge During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Hands free or not, cell phone use while driving is dangerous. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and companies such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG & E) are reviewing their phone use policies in an effort to reduce distracted driving incidents. A recent National Safety Council survey found that while two-thirds of drivers …

Is the Federal Budget Landing the Great Lakes in “Deep Water”?

President Trump already has signed Executive Orders that reduce the likelihood that additional OSHA or EPA regulations will be promulgated in the foreseeable future and that start the process of rolling back regulations already in place. Eliminating existing regulations takes more time, but it can be done. In addition, regulations that were under development when …

One Thing Leads To Another!

It is definitely true that, once an inspector is on-site (especially if allowed to wander the site to observe processes/actions unrelated to the stated purpose of the inspection), one finding often does lead to another as evidenced in the following example from the latest OSHA March 17 Quick Takes newsletter: Ohio printing company receives multiple …

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