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Federal, state and local police are conducting thousands of surprise safety inspections of motorcoaches, tour buses, school buses and other passenger vehicles across the country in conjunction with the national Motorcoach Safety Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) last week announced a final rule that separates the federal regulations that govern offshore energy and resource development between the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), effective October 1, 2011.
PELs, training and reemployment will be on the agenda at the upcoming meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).
OSHA has released tentative agendas for upcoming meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), both of which will meet next week in Washington, D.C.
The REINS Act passed last week by the U.S. house represents either "an extreme attack" on the safeguards that protect the public or a move toward improving Congressional oversight of the regulatory process, depending on which end of the political spectrum is characterizing the issue.
OSHA recently updated its Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (FEDTARG) directive for fiscal year 2012. FEDTARG directs programmed inspections of federal agency establishments that experienced high numbers of lost time injuries during FY 2011.
The EPA is ill-equipped to manage the human health and environmental risks of nanomaterials, according to an analysis by the EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG).
President Obama's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget includes $565.5 million dollars for OSHA, with some individual programs getting a slight increase, some a decrease and some maintaining 2012 levels.
A massive and highly visible construction project that was outsourced in China is helping kick off a national "Should Be Made in America" campaign by the Alliance for America Manufacturing (AAM).
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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