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” to target the most serious
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By Brent I. Clark and Meagan Newman

At an ABA conference in California today, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA, Jordan Barab, described some of the consequences of the sequester on OSHA’s enforcement activity.

OSHA Enforcement

While it appears that furloughs will not take place, there will be significant impacts on compliance assistance and inspections. The Deputy Assistant Secretary
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