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OSHA Enforcement Officials 'Nervous' Amid Ramped Up Cutback Efforts

April 14, 2017
OSHA enforcement officials are lying low as the Trump administration ramps up plans for cutting government programs and staff at the Labor Department (DOL) and other agencies, sources say, declining to test novel enforcement approaches or issue citations for alleged violations of the Obama OSHA's worker injury reporting rule. “The agency folks are nervous, they're keeping their heads down,” says Eric Hobbs, of the law firm Ogletree Deakins, which represents employers, citing conversations with OSHA staff related to looming cuts...

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