Category Archives: state osha plans

Smooth Restart For OSHA So Far.

Whatever you may think of this Administration, one has to admire how well OSHA returned to full operations after the government shut down, and the behind the scenes work that made the return seem so seamless.  As I wrote earlier and … Continue reading

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Confusion About OSHA During the Shutdown

Under OSHA’s Contingency Plan, all but approximately 10% of its employees are furloughed.  If one calls an Area Office, you’ll encounter an Area Director and perhaps an Assistant Area Director, who will respond to workplace fatalities or complaints of situations … Continue reading

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Feds Let Hawaii OSH Resume Regulating Manufacturing

(from Honolulu Civil Beat) Hawaii is starting to get its act together when it comes to workplace safety and the feds are taking notice. The Obama administration is letting the state reassume responsibility for regulating manufacturing industries, according to an … Continue reading

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New Labor Secretary, NLRB Point to More Activist Workplace Regulation

From TLNT, one of my first reads each day, along with EHS Today and the WSL.  I’m always flattered to be picked up by folks of this caliber. New Labor Secretary, NLRB Point to More Activist Workplace Regulation by Howard … Continue reading

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Bad Facts Make Bad Laws . . . .

Former Clinton official Webb Hubbell summed it up well… There is an old adage in politics and the law that “Bad Facts, Lead to Bad Law.” In law, a horrible fact situation full of sympathy for one side can lead … Continue reading

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More Negative Developments in State OSHA Plans.

While non-Californians understandably view the California legal system as more complicated and punitive, until recently, upper leadership and a lack of money made Cal-OSHA more reasonable than its written rules suggested.  However, Fed-OSHA has continued to push State OSHA Plans … Continue reading

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