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Acosta’s Departure Creates New Uncertainty For OSHA Deregulatory Agenda

July 12, 2019
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s July 12 resignation creates new uncertainty for the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda at OSHA, further disappointing industry groups who have long been concerned at the agency’s failure to roll back a series of Obama-era measures or scale back its enforcement, along with other policy issues. “It’s not just a deregulatory agenda. It’s everything that OSHA does,” says Eric Conn, an employer-side attorney. President Donald Trump announced July 12 that Acosta had resigned in the face of...

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