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Acosta Pledges Balanced OSHA Enforcement Approach But Demurs On Silica

June 07, 2017
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is promising that OSHA will balance enforcement with an increased focus on compliance assistance, pushing back on House Democrats' assertions that drastic cuts to the Labor Department (DOL) would harm worker safety, but he again sidestepped a request to commit to enforcing the Obama OSHA's silica rule. During a June 7 House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget request, Acosta argued that the Trump administration plans to prioritize enforcement of workplace...


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