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“OSHA and the Trump Administration: The First 200 Days,” Modern Contractor Solutions

August 2017
Michael Rubin

“Any new presidential administration is likely to bring a new philosophy, vision, and focus to a variety of issues — including workplace safety and health,” Goldberg Segalla partner Michael Rubin writes in Modern Contractor Solutions. In his latest article for the magazine, Mike takes a look at changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the first 200 days of the Trump administration.

Rubin, chair of the firm’s OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group, dives deep into some of the biggest changes to OSHA under President Trump — including the overturning of the Obama-era Volks Rule, new rules regarding beryllium and silica, an extension of electronic reporting deadlines, and the rescinding of an Obama-era interpretation letter regarding union affiliates serving as walk around representatives during worksite inspections.

Mike writes that further changes are likely to come: “As the Trump presidency continues and deadlines pass for OSHA rule enforcement, additional changes and/or guidance can be expected to be announced — including relating to other hot-button issues such as post-accident drug and alcohol testing.”

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