The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently confirmed that two provisions of the hours-of-service rule that have been suspended since December 2014 will remain suspended.
Shortly after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, all executive branch departments and agencies were directed to freeze most pending regulatory actions in order to allow time for the new administration to review them. Two recent safety-related final rules are affected by the freeze.
The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule in the Federal Register that increases penalty amounts to adjust for inflation across its various agencies, including OSHA. The penalty increases are effective as of January 13, 2017.
With powerful storm Hurricane Matthew rapidly approaching the Atlantic coast of Florida, it’s urgent for businesses in its path to review their emergency preparations. If you haven’t already done so, take these essential steps to make sure your facilities and your workers are protected.