The EPA is considering eliminating age requirements that currently prevent teen workers in the agriculture industry from handling dangerous pesticides.
The rule, which prohibits workers under 18 years old from being in contact with pesticides, was issued in 2015 because pesticides can affect brain development and increase cancer risk in children.
President Donald Trump has announced that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a globally agreed upon coalition aimed at reducing emissions that cause climate change. Trump called climate change a “hoax” during his presidential campaign.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive actions on regulations:
“The U.S. Chamber applauds the president for fulfilling the campaign’s promise to take on the regulatory juggernaut that is limiting economic growth, choking small business, and putting people out of work."
Attendees at the 2015 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) meeting this week in Salt Lake City are networking and racking up certification maintenance points while Washington is experiencing one of its periodic “let’s trim back the regulatory thicket” periods.
The European Commission has announced plans to amend five health and safety at work Directives, in order to align them with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), but critics charge that the changes won’t make workers any safer.
On March 26, OSHA published in the Federal Register a final regulation that modifies OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the
UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
"It is not my intention to do away with government," President Reagan once said. "It is rather, to make it work-work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."
In a new national poll commissioned by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance, and Small Business Majority, small business owners named weak customer demand, not standards and safeguards, as the most important problem facing their businesses right now.
As domestic oil and gas development continues to expand on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich recently announced a proposed rule that they say will reduce the likelihood of accidents, injuries and spills in connection with oil and natural gas exploration and development activities.