More Dysfunction at the Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
More dysfunction out of the CSB (chemical safety board). Now it turns out that the acting general counsel (deputy), who is filling in for the general counsel (Loeb) who was placed on administrative leave, has a pending lawsuit against the very agency he is representing. #soapopera. The next Chair, Sutherland, will have her hands full if confirmed. (Update: Sutherland and Kulinowski have both been confirmed by the Senate and will start at the CSB in short order. Sutherla
OSHA is Turning its Enfrocement Attention to the Healthcare Industry
OSHA is turning its enforcement attention to hospitals and nursing homes where they will be looking at ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, Tuberculosis (TB), workplace violence, and slips/trips hazards.
Looks Like OSHA Might See a Slight Budget Cut for Next Year
Looks like OSHA may see a budget cut in 2016 of somewhere between 3-5%. A breakdown of OSHA's budget is available on page 199. Washington – OSHA faces a 5 percent budget cut as part of an appropriations bill approved June 23 by a Senate subcommittee. The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee is proposing to reduce OSHA’s budget, currently at $552.8 million, to $524 million in fiscal year 2016. The Senate subcommittee’s proposed cuts co
Chaos and Coup at the Chemical Safety Board (CSB)?
I dont even know what to say about this one. More dysfunction out of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Candidly, I've never even heard of anything like this before. Presuming that Vanessa Sutherland gets confirmed, she will have her hands full. Wow. (Update: Now that Sutherland has been confirmed as Chair, I have to believe that cleaning up the distractions / mess is going to be among the top to-dos when she gets there). Chaos and Coup at Chemical Safety Board There’s been a c