Category Archives: Legislative News

Webinar: What is ISO 45001? And What Impact Will It Have on Your Business?

Date: This webinar is available on-demand. Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 62 Minutes Event Type: On-Demand Webinar Cost: Free Register Today!   Description In March 2018, a new international occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published.  The standard, a result of a […]

OSHA adds new silica compliance materials – slides, videos, and FAQ

Need training materials and background information for your construction workforce on OSHA’s new silica rule? The agency recently added to its web site a number of materials that may come in handy, particularly for those in the construction industry.

IAAP Bill to extend mining equipment sales tax Exemption passes

An IAAP legislative initiative to extend the sales tax exemption on mining equipment, HB 4415 overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate and will now be sent to Governor Rauner to be signed into law. The exemption is currently scheduled to sunset in August of this year. The legislation will extend the exemption for five years.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Rule to Update Payment Of Medical Benefits Under Black Lung Benefits Act

Changes Will Make Payment Methodology Consistent With Industry Standards WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has published a final rule under the Black Lung Benefits Act conforming the Department’s payment of medical benefits for disabled coal miners to industry standards and streamlining bill-processing procedures.

U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration Announces $10.5 Million in State Grant Funding

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the availability of $10,537,000 in state grant funding to provide federally mandated training and retraining of miners and mine operators working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines.