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Repeal of 2015 wetlands proposal will help restore transportation project certainty, ARTBA says

Repeal of 2015 wetlands proposal will help restore transportation project certainty, ARTBA says

The Trump administration’s repeal of a 2015 proposed rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. “The regulatory ping-pong on roadside ditches has created vast uncertainty for years with little environmental benefit,” says ARTBA President & CEO Dave […]

Equal Access to Justice Act may provide relief to recover attorney’s fees related to fighting improper OSHA citations

Equal Access to Justice Act may provide relief to recover  attorney’s fees related to fighting improper OSHA citations

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Consider the following situation: OSHA conducted an inspection of your worksite following an accident and issued a serious citation to your company for a lock out/tag out violation. You believe the citation is clearly unfounded for various legal reasons, including the fact […]

What does the new leadership at DOL mean for OSHA and MSHA?

What does the new leadership at DOL mean for OSHA and MSHA?

Source: Safety Law Matters With the departure of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, the department immediately got an acting chief who is expected to more closely align with the White House. Meanwhile, the nominee to replace him, Eugene Scalia, is well known for his DOL and workplace safety-related law practice. What do these new […]

U.S. Department of Labor to seek data on protecting miners from exposure to quartz

U.S. Department of Labor to seek data on protecting miners from exposure to quartz

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register seeking data on economically and technologically feasible methods to protect miners’ health from exposure to quartz. The RFI includes an examination of an appropriately reduced permissible […]

FMCSA proposes more flexibility on truck driver hour limits

FMCSA proposes more flexibility on truck driver hour limits

No New Construction Exemption On Aug. 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced proposed changes in the hours of service restrictions for truck drivers. The proposed rule changes do not impact current, similar short haul exemptions for concrete and asphalt deliveries that allow the 30-minute break to be met by the driver’s waiting […]