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Vote On Scott Mugno to lead OSHA Delayed

A vote on Scott Mugno to become the head of OSHA has been postponed by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Mr. Mugno had already won approval by the committee on a straight-party line vote on December 13, 2017 but his nomination must be reconsidered since it was not confirmed by … Continue Reading

Kate O’Scannlain Confirmed for Solicitor

Kate O’Scannlain was confirmed as the Solicitor of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor by the Senate on December 21, 2017.   O’Scannlain will serve as the Agency’s top lawyer, helping the Labor Department set the policy and enforcement agenda.  Prior to her confirmation, O’Scannlain was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. During her … Continue Reading

White House Nominates Scott A. Mugno to Head OSHA

Late last Friday, the White House issued a press release announcing President Trump’s intention to nominate several more key administration officials, including Scott Mugno as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. According to the press release, Mr. Mugno is currently the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground in … Continue Reading

Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA

It’s that time of year again…when the federal government tells the regulated community what types of rulemaking initiatives that various agencies are undertaking for the year. Today, the semiannual regulatory agenda was published. This Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers … Continue Reading

Beryllium Exposure Rule Going Through Changes, OSHA Admits

The rule to lower permissible workplace exposure to beryllium is undergoing changes in a White House review, Occupational Safety and Health Administration deputy director for standards and guidance Maureen Ruskin has told safety specialists, as reported by Bloomberg BNA. The final rule took effect on May 20, 2017, and employers must comply with most of … Continue Reading

Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule Imminent: GSA Issues Interim Memorandum

Rulemaking is underway to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule, the General Services Administration has said in guidance to federal agencies instructing them not to wait for the formal rescission to ensure certain contract clauses are not in new or existing government contracts and solicitations.  … Continue Reading
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