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Lawmakers Split Over OSHA Impacts Of Trump's Plan To Merge Agencies

July 05, 2018
Lawmakers are split over the potential effects on OSHA stemming from the Trump administration's plan to merge the Departments of Education (DOE) and Labor (DOL), with Republicans urging officials to use any merger to bolster states' funding and oversight responsibilities while Democrats fear it will curb workplace safety enforcement. The Trump administration last month proposed merging DOE and DOL into a new Department of Education and Workforce, with OSHA slated to be placed into an “enforcement” sub-agency. The enforcement sub-agency...


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