Category Archives: Legislative News

OSHA seeks input for Beryllium exposure requirements

OSHA seeks input for Beryllium exposure requirements

Source: EHS Today OSHA’s new proposed rule is aimed at clearifying the requirements to protect workers from shipyards and construction from beryllium exposure. The agency is seeking feedback to more appropriately tailor the requirements of the standards to the exposures in these industries. The proposal ensures consistency with the general industry standard where appropriate based on a July […]

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia sworn into office

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia sworn into office

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a White House swearing-in event on Sept. 30, led by President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia released the following statement. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve in President Trump’s Administration and to lead this great Department where I […]

A cautionary tale: Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

A cautionary tale:  Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

On the Front Lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams What happens if an employer refuses to pay a fine assessed by OSHA? The short answer is that the obligation to pay the penalty doesn’t simply evaporate if a company refuses to comply. In fact, the company isn’t the only one that […]

ABC of western Pennsylvania files suit against Westmoreland County union mandate

ABC of western Pennsylvania files suit against Westmoreland County union mandate

PITTSBURGH, PA — Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania today (Sept. 23) filed a lawsuit to stop Westmoreland County from requiring its contractors to execute a project labor agreement with the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council as a condition of winning certain taxpayer-funded public works construction contracts. In addition, the county is requiring contractors to […]

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 […]