After more than a year under the Trump administration, new leadership is influencing the regulatory and enforcement direction of key national safety and health agencies, including OSHA and MSHA. Congress has also enacted or is considering, many different legislative initiatives that will impact areas, including rule-making procedures, development of OSHA/MSHA policy documents, criminal prosecution in workplace fatalities, whistle-blower protections, and more.
- Which items remain from the original OSHA/MSHA regulatory agendas
- How will OSHA alter its National Emphasis Programs and inspection practices
- What changes are likely to the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program
- Will OSHA/MSHA penalties continue to increase in coming years
- How will the proposed FY 2019 budget plan alter programs at OSHA, MSHA, NIOSH and the Chemical Safety Board
- How has litigation over rules such as silica, e-recordkeeping and beryllium impacted worker protections?
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Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Firm President and certified mine Safety Professional
Law Firm of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
Adele is an attorney, safety professional, and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. who is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a multi-attorney firm with offices in the DC area, Denver, and West Virginia, which represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation, and provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional and a Department of Labor–approved trainer.