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Industry Eyes Acosta's Confirmation As Chance To Begin OSHA Rollback

June 2, 2017 at 4:54 PM
Following Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's confirmation, industry attorneys see the chance to push for scaling back Obama-era OSHA policies, citing the recent delay of an injury reporting obligation and repeal of a controversial inspection policy as signaling a shift toward OSHA promoting employers' interests even if the process happens slowly. Industry attorneys have long expected the Trump administration would launch a sustained attack on OSHA rules, though the lack of political leadership that persists at the agency may have slowed...

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