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Fed shutdown creates roadkill risks

The unintended consequences of Washington theatrics
By now, the federal government shutdown of early October is either faded news that reached some sort of settlement, or the U.S. has defaulted on its gargantuan debt


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What would Paul Ryan’s budget mean for OSHA?

Most positive outlook: a “flat-line” budget

With $4.6 trillion in cuts proposed over the next decade, it’s difficult to predict what effect Rep. Paul Ryan’s ambitious GOP budget plan would have on specific programs and agencies, such as OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).


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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood to step down

This morning, Secretary Ray LaHood announced to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama’s Cabinet, he would not be staying on for the second term. The Secretary sent the following email to DOT employees across the country, informing them of his plans:


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Safety advocacy group asks: Where’s the burgeoning cost of regulations?

The Washington Post’s Wonk Blog has a piece this week on the burgeoning costs of regulations. WaPo’s Jim Tankersley writes, “If you’re a business leader or conservative economist who worries that the federal government is strangling the economy in red tape, 2012 was a banner year. If you’re a consumer advocate or an environmentalist anxious for the government to do more to boost public health … ditto.”


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Please, don’t hunt me down

It’s getting so someone knows your every move
The thought first struck me reading a post-election piece about the prowess of President Obama’s re-election war machine.


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BP barred from new contracts with federal government

EPA cites "lack of business integrity"

In yet another repercussion of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has blocked BP from entering into any new contracts with the federal government.


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“This is loony”: BP execs get a free pass in Gulf spill settlement

The Justice Department just entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP.


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Aviation industry, FAA and NTSB form accident-prevention partnership

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions have announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents.
 


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What the “Fiscal Cliff” means to you (and OSHA, NIOSH and MSHA)

There has been a lot of talk recently about the upcoming “fiscal cliff.” Just what is this “cliff” and how does it impact occupational safety and health? First of all, you need to know that no matter who you are or what you do; the fiscal cliff will impact you and your family. Let’s take a quick look –


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At the NSC: OSHA’s boss boasts about compliance assistance; mum on any standards setting

Watching OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels stroll back and forth on the stage Tuesday afternoon at the National Safety Congress giving an off-the-cuff speech without notes, one couldn’t help but think


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