Category Archives: Legislative News

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … OSHA?

Look!  Up in  the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …  OSHA?

Source: Safety Law Matters / Husch Blackwell / Posted in ENFORCEMENT UPDATES, OSHA An internal DOL memorandum last year to OSHA regional administrators confirms that OSHA can deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise referred to as drones, equipped with cameras to assist with its enforcement and regulatory functions. What do employers need to know? How […]

When OSHA shows up: Practical guidance regarding walk-around rights

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips  by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) provides that, if an OSHA compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) shows up to conduct an inspection and presents his credentials to you as the employer, you have a right to guide […]

Ad Campaign Targets Key Lawmakers and Highlights urgent need for investment to modernize infrastructure

Ad Campaign Targets Key Lawmakers and Highlights urgent need for investment to modernize infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC — The transportation construction industry and business community are launching an ad campaign on two fronts this summer to keep pressure on Congress and the Trump administration for action in 2019 on a permanent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) fix and a new transportation infrastructure package. A key campaign component is a social media focused […]

U.S. Department of Labor announces upgraded data system to assist mine operators in ensuring compliance with mine safety and health regulations

U.S. Department of Labor announces upgraded data system to assist mine operators in ensuring compliance with mine safety and health regulations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature. The MDRS offers a variety of tools to help operators monitor […]

ABC applauds passage of Texas law ensuring fair and open competition

ABC applauds passage of Texas law ensuring fair and open competition

WASHINGTON, DC —Associated Builders and Contractors recently praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for signing the Neutrality in State Government Contracting bill (HB 985), which protects Texas taxpayers by ensuring all of Texas’ skilled construction workforce can compete on a level playing field for public works contracts to build projects utilizing state funding or credit. […]