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Trump’s OSHA Slashes Many Worker Safety Rulemaking Plans

July 20, 2017, 2:07 PM

The Trump administration has slashed several worker safety rulemakings, following through on the president’s vows to reduce regulations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration now is abandoning efforts to regulate worker exposure to combustible dust (RIN: 1218-AC41), construction noise (RIN: 1218-AD06), and vehicles backing up in factories and construction sites (RIN: 1218-AC51), as well another that would update the way the agency adopts permissible exposure limits for chemicals (RIN: 1218-AD01).

The spring regulatory agenda, released July 20, cites “resource constraints and other priorities” for those abandoned rulemakings, and offers no new ...

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