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  • June 30, 2016 - In the wake of severe flooding in West Virginia, OSHA announced that it is providing assistance to the three hardest-hit counties of Kanawha, Greenbriar, and Nicholas, which President Obama declared to be federal disaster areas. The agency will provide compliance assistance in these areas to ensure that workers engaged in flood cleanup efforts are protected from hazards.
  • June 29, 2016 -
    By Emily Scace, Senior Editor, Safety
    At Safety 2016, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels gave an update on his agency’s priorities and his reflections on his time with OSHA to a crowded room of safety professionals. Keep reading to learn what he had to say.
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June 29, 2016 (Final Rule) - The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has revised the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of the Federal hazardous material transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that law. The ``Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015'', which amended the Federal Civil Penalties, Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, requires Agencies to update their civil monetary penalties through interim final rulemaking.
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