Items Tagged with 'government regulations'


Latest federal regulatory agenda is full...of delays

December 5, 2013

The government’s regulatory road is long, with many a winding curve – as shown anew in the fall regulatory agenda released last week by the Obama administration. Many of the regulations included have been in the works for years due to a variety of factors: a lengthy rule-making process, industry opposition, and, in some cases, delays by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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J. J. Keller celebrates 60 years of innovation in compliance, safety and best practices

October 31, 2013

November 1st marks the 60th “Diamond” Anniversary of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.®. Throughout its history, the company has been committed to helping business professionals understand and keep up with changing government regulations and best practices.

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We have a silica proposal – I think?

September 11, 2013

With a little fanfare, OSHA announced August 23 a proposed rule that would reduce exposure to silica. The proposed rule, encompassing nearly 800 pages, would reduce the exposure limit to silica to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter, half of what is currently in place.

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New federal regulations expected today

Carbon rule, pipeline safety update
August 16, 2013

Among the new federal regulations expected to be issued today is one which is being challenged on the basis of the way the social cost of the carbon rule was calculated for it.

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The Obama worker safety and health legacy: The fifth inning and the possibility of a shutout

August 9, 2013

The Senate’s grudging confirmation of Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor was the first piece of good news working people have had out of the federal government for quite some time.

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OSHA under fire: Rhetoric but no solutions

August 7, 2013

One of the more interesting things about being involved in government affairs on a daily basis is listening to the rhetoric that comes from the politicians and the political parties. I say “interesting” because one must listen close to really determine if any of this rhetoric has any bearing on our daily lives. Of course, much of it does, but most of it is simply their way of promoting their own agenda.

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FAA proposes regulations to improve safety of aircraft, reduce certification costs

Goal: to make it cheaper and easier to incorporate safety improvements
August 2, 2013

An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), convened by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has recommended a broad range of policy and regulatory changes that it believes could significantly improve the safety of general aviation aircraft while simultaneously reducing certification and modification costs for those aircraft.

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GOP or Democrat: Does it really affect OSHA?

October 5, 2012
Early next month we’ll exercise our vote in what Walt Whitman called “America’s choosing day.”

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Systematic approach to reducing distracted driving

October 5, 2012
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research showed that approximately 17 percent of all police-reported crashes in 2010 involved a driver distraction, with 3 percent involving a device or control integral to the vehicle.

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