Category Archives: Legislative News

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 […]

New conveyor belt cleaner design: Reduce inventory with cut-to-length

New conveyor belt cleaner design: Reduce inventory with cut-to-length

A new conveyor belt cleaner has been designed with an innovative method of holding the urethane blade in place without the need to mill any slots for holding pins. Combining the benefits of previous designs into one product, the QC1+TM belt cleaner from Martin Engineering can be cut to length to fit virtually any application, […]

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 […]