Category Archives: Legislative News

ARTBA says final WOTUS rule brings clarity to transportation project reviews

ARTBA says final WOTUS rule brings clarity to transportation project reviews

The Trump administration’s rewrite of the 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation improvements, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. ARTBA President Dave Bauer credited the administration for fulfilling its promise to bring clarity to the muddied […]

Has there been a change of direction? The declining number of OSHA inspectors under the Trump Administration

Has there been a change of direction? The declining number of OSHA inspectors under the Trump Administration

by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Fisher Phillips As all Americans are aware, each presidential administration has its own priorities. President Trump’s administration is no different in this regard. In fact, President Trump has put his stamp on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by stalling, delaying or modifying Obama-administration policies (think the anti-retaliation […]

Jovita Carranza begins as SBA’s 26th administrator

Jovita Carranza begins as SBA’s 26th administrator

  WASHINGTON, DC — Jovita Carranza was sworn in recently as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She leads the only federal agency exclusively dedicated to assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs in starting, growing and expanding their businesses and providing targeted recovery support in declared disasters. This is Carranza’s second […]

OSHA stresses limits on computer-based training

OSHA stresses limits on computer-based training

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes employee safety training very seriously, and in support of that commitment the agency recently reinforced its stated policy that online and computer training alone for employees is not adequate to meet federal train requirements. “One of the keys that OSHA emphasizes in […]

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

Proposed rulemakings and initiatives stand out on the agency’s agenda Source: EHS Today by David Sparkman Don’t expect OSHA to slow down as it enters the fifth decade of its existence, following a year of heightened activity in support of its workplace safety mission. An agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), OSHA spent […]