March 24, 2017
It's spring, and construction projects are in full bloom across the country. During the first week in April, Kentucky will be focusing on reducing hazards for those who build and repair roads.

March 23, 2017
By Ana Ellington, Legal Editor
For the first time since the ergonomics rule was overturned by using the Congressional Review Act during the last days of the Clinton administration, yesterday, the Senate voted 50-48 to adopt H.J. Res 83, overturning OSHA's rule "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," informally known as the "Volks" rule.

March 23, 2017
In September 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B.1167, Employment safety: indoor workers: heat regulations into law. The law required Cal/OSHA to propose a standard that minimizes heat-related illness and injury among workers working in indoor places of employment by January 1, 2019. Working well ahead of schedule, Cal/OSHA published a “discussion draft” of the rule and held an advisory meeting about it on February 28, 2017.

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March 22, 2017 (Final Rule) - In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review," this action temporarily delays, until May 22, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators," initially effective on February 6, 2017.

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