In national news:

President Trump signed another executive order affecting the employment world. His “Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” released January 30th could substantially reduce what OSHA standards can updated and how they can remain in place. The order, which affects all departments, explains that “for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination.” It instructs further that “the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero, unless otherwise required by law or consistent with advice provided in writing by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.” Recent rules about beryllium exposure, silica, and electronic recordkeeping that were already up for repeal because they were passed within 60 days of Trump’s inauguration are most likely to be on the chopping block.

Further coverage via Business Insurance here.

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