By James L. CurtisAdam R. Young, A. Scott HeckerPatrick D. Joyce, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, President Biden directed OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure. On January 29, 2021, OSHA issued Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating

By Benjamin D. BriggsJames L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA’s enforcement budget increase to drive increase in 2021 inspections. 

The OSHA FY 2021 Congressional Budget Justification shows that in FY 2020 OSHA will receive an additional $12.7 million in funding that it will use to increase its Compliance

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: A Democratic lead House subcommittee has proposed a large budget increase for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The Democratic budget proposal would allocate more than $660.9 million for OSHA in fiscal year 2020 – around

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

The President just signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, H.R.3547, which will provide funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the 2014 fiscal year.

We previously blogged about OSHA’s 2014 Budget Justification, that included implementation of its new “weighted inspection system”

By Philip L. Comella and Craig B. Simonsen

The Obama Administration has proposed reducing funding for the Hazardous Substance Superfund Remedial program by $33 million. According to the Whitehouse EPA budget summary, this level of budget cut will “ensure that this reduction does not negatively impact public health.” The Administration maintains that the proposed