OSHA unaffected by federal government shutdown

Agency fully funded for first nine months of 2019.

January 24, 2019 |
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to operate as usual despite the federal government shutdown.

OSHA is operational and fully funded through Sept. 30, 2019. In fact, OSHA is doing more enforcement than it did at the end of the Obama administration, according to a Washington, D.C. attorney quoted in a Business Insurance.com report.

OSHA is being affected, however, by the stalled nomination of a new director. The delay has “left a leadership void at OSHA, with the agency unable to embark on or advance major regulatory initiatives,” the publication reported.

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