In national news:

White House officials confirmed yesterday that the head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso, has resigned at President Obama’s request. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is closely tied to other occupational health agencies, including OSHA, and is tasked with investigating major industrial accidents. Moure-Eraso has faced much criticism throughout his tenure as Chairman related to a “pattern of retaliation against whistle-blowers.” According to a Bloomberg report, a bipartisan group of legislators asked Obama to eliminate Moure-Eraso’s “toxic leadership” and the “state of turmoil” into which the board had descended.

Read full details from Bloomberg via Insurance Journal here.

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