A new OMB Watch report, The Obama Approach to Public Protection: Enforcement, shows that federal agencies are taking more seriously their responsibility to enforce laws and regulations.
Federal inspectors charged with ensuring the safety of offshore oil drilling are overwhelmed, insufficiently trained, work without official procedures for some of their most crucial decisions and sometimes have insufficient support from their supervisors for resisting industry influence, according to a report released Tuesday by the Interior Department’s inspector general.
The track record of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in taking care of X-ray devices used for security screening raises questions as to whether it can properly inspect full-body scanners for their safety, charged Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) Tuesday.
As I’ve previously written, a minor revision to the form on which some U.S. employers are required to record work-related injuries remains stuck in the office of the White House’s regulatory czar. His review has now extended for 145 days.
Lawyers for the state and the second-lowest bidder for a highway interchange project near the harbor argued Tuesday over whether a joint venture involving O&G Industries, the lowest bidder, should be denied the contract.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited U.S. Minerals LLC with willfully exposing its workers to dangerously high levels of hazardous dust, and not providing adequate breathing protection and training for workers at its facility in Coffeen, Ill. The company, headquartered in Dyer, Ind., has been issued a total of 28 health and safety citations with proposed penalties of $396,000.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into the death of an employee at Trinity Marine in Ashland City.
Staff members of the Middle School of the Kennebunks showed up in force Monday to demand that the school board take action in addressing ongoing air quality issues at the school.