Avetta Industry Watch - Week of July 11

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  • OSHA delays deadline for anti-retaliation provisions in recordkeeping rule – Safety + Health Magazine: Following the recent release of the hotly contested recordkeeping rule that aims to improve the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses, OSHA has delayed the initial date for enforcement from its original deadline of August 10 to November 1 in order to allow for more time to offer additional guidance to employers questioning the final rule. 
  • NY contractor refuses to pay for safety ad campaign after manslaughter conviction – Construction DIVE: As punishment for its role in the trench-related worker death of an Ecuadorean immigrant at a Manhattan job site in 2015, a New York judge has ordered general contractor Harco Construction to air a televised PSA about worksite safety. Claiming the sentence violates the company’s First Amendment rights, Harco refuses to comply.
  • Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ – The Wall Street Journal: In Paul Page’s weekly round-up of logistics, supply chain management and e-commerce news, General Motors faces the risk of shutting down its North American assembly plants due to a dispute with its small family-owned auto parts supplier and the slow pace of air-safety regulators’ rules-writing is slowing implementation of drone technology for commercial purposes. 
  • The Brexit Vote: How It Could Affect U.S. Supply Chains – Supply Chain Management Review: Considering the economic turmoil Brexit has already wrought, compliance departments at companies around the world are assessing the potential impacts on global supply chain management. Likely to effect the U.K.’s trading relationship with the EU and the rest of the world once terms of separation are finalized, exit negotiations between the U.K. and the EU are expected to be an arduous process before anything’s implemented.