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Will new term bring movement on stalled regs?

At least one advocacy group is hoping that, with the presidential election out of the way, the Obama administration will move to strengthen health, safety, and environmental protections that got stalled during the administration’s first term.


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White House no friend of OSHA?

Shortly after taking office, the head of the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) acknowledged the troubling slow pace at which new worker safety regulations are put in place. 


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ASSE looks ahead following election

Key concern: That OSHA move forward on I2P2

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, released the following statement on the results of the 2012 election:


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Report: No evidence for charges of excessive regulations

A new report issued by a government watchdog group says there is little difference between the Obama administration and past administrations in their overall level of regulatory activity, nor is there evidence that a "flood" of new rules will be unleashed after the November elections.


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Obama election-year pullbacks on safety, environment dismay advocates

Two summers ago, Wyatt Whitebread drowned in corn at the age of 14. It happened on a hot July morning, while he was working at a grain handling operation in Mount Carroll, Ill. Soon after Whitebread climbed inside a storage bin to help empty it, equipment whirring nearby created a downward force, essentially turning the corn beneath the boy’s feet into quicksand.


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AFL-CIO calls for more action on worker safety

A Statement by the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO: The Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job.


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Trucking industry group fights new driver rest rules

The American Trucking Associations filed a petition this week with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final hours-of-service rule.


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U.S. Chamber criticizes EPA's rule for coal-fired plants

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the MACT rule recently issued by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is unrealistic and will have a negative impact on the economy and the reliability of electricity.


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Report: MSHA mismanaging fine collection system

Statute of limitations runs out, lets most violators off hook

A new report says sloppy bookkeeping by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is allowing scofflaws to avoid paying fines -- particularly if they're patient.


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Up on the Hill, reg relief battle heats up with little fanfare

Watchdog group OMBWatch reports anti-regulatory activists in both the House and the Senate have been hard at work, arousing little notice, attempting to dismantle or derail federal regulatory processes.


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