Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:47 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC Nov. 12 objected to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Labor (DOL) that would rescind the current methodology for establishing wage rates for H-2B temporary workers and replace it with a system emphasizing Davis-Bacon Act wage determinations.
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:47 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aug. 13 announced that it will be withdrawing a key portion of the new stormwater management regulations for construction sites, the Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG), originally published in Dec. 2009.
Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:01 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC July 6 responded to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that could eventually expand the agency’s Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program to include commercial and public buildings.
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 3:28 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Administrator David Michaels April 7 said during a live web chat that ergonomics hazards will be enforced under OSHA’s general duty clause. The web chat was part of an OSHA outreach effort to discuss its strategic plan, which is supposed to take effect Sept. 30 and be in place until October 2016.
Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 3:09 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC March 30 objected to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule that would revise the OSHA Form 300 to include an additional reporting column for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The proposed rule would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, although OSHA claims it would not require employers to implement any new controls in the workplace.
Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 2:32 PM By Donna Puglisi
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Feb. 1 requested a fiscal year 2011 discretionary budget of $13.98 billion that includes an increase in oversight of wage and hour rules and occupational safety and health laws in addition to funding an initiative to crack down on misclassification of independent contractors.
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:34 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dec. 1 published a final rule regulating stormwater runoff and pollution on construction sites that is scheduled to go into effect Feb. 1.