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Will OSHA, NIOSH funding be on chopping block in 2015 budget?

AIHA’s Trippler talks political priorities
February 26, 2014

It’s a subject that never seems to go away. Just when Congress has succeeded in finalizing the FY14 federal budget, the FY15 budget is ready to push its way onto the agenda and demand attention. How quickly will it get it?


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Public health professionals oppose Obamacare defunding effort

Measure would provide 25 million uninsured with coverage
September 27, 2013

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has come out “strongly against” Congressional efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act just days before it takes affect. From a statement issued by the organization: “The proposed legislation would harm Americans in multiple ways..."


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Come March 1, Congress will drop the sequestration budget axe

February 26, 2013

It’s my sense that sequestration will happen, and that it will last for about two months. After that period, the pain for Congress and the impacted public – defense and non-defense alike - will be too great.


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Obama “all in” to solve climate change; cut energy waste 50% in next 20 years

State of the Union speech addresses environmental concerns
February 13, 2013

Direct excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union speech given Tuesday evening before Congress: “...over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen. “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. "


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Bill gives fed employees more whistleblower protections

November 15, 2012

In the works for more than a decade, a bill which protects employees who expose government wrongdoing from retaliation by supervisors has finally been passed by Congress.


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OSHA loses key supporter in Congress

Agency issues will now be "too far down the food chain"
November 9, 2012

OSHA watcher in Washington lament the loss of one of the very few members of Congress with a serious interest in the agency – Lynn Woolsey, (D-Calif.), the ranking minority member of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Workforce Protection.


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OSHA is hurt by EPA blowback

November 7, 2012

OSHA might be the only federal regulatory agency that has attempted to keep its activity within the rules mandated by Congress. The US EPA is quite different in that aspect.


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

October 31, 2012

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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Weekly news roundup

October 27, 2012

Here are the week’s top EHS stories from www.ISHN.com:


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Honeywell exec sees economic slowdown since June, 2012

October 22, 2012

At a press conference held yesterday afternoon at the National Safety Congress and Expo in Orlando, Mark Levy, president of Honeywell’s Life Safety Division, home of Honeywell Safety Products (including Salisbury, BW Technology, Sperian, and Norcross brands) said in response to a question that the U.S. economy maybe has recovered 50% from the depths of the Great Recession of just a few years ago.


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