Thanks to AGC advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, AGC and its members are on the verge of a major legislative victory: the repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting” regulations, which would have implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order. The president will today—March 27—sign a bill repealing the Blacklisting regulations. In addition, the House and Senate will soon send the president a bill repealing the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “Volks” Rule. Issued in December 2016, the “Volks” Rule would have exposed employers to unfair liability for honest and inadvertent paperwork mistakes related to record keeping, while doing nothing to enhance workplace safety. The rule extended the statute of limitations on record keeping violations from six months to five and a half years.
AGC has also recently created and updated a number of regulatory websites and documents that are helpful for AGC Chapters and members. First, AGC recently published an educational OSHA Silica Rule website that will help contractors learn about what the agency will expect from them under this rule and for which contractors must comply by June 23, 2017. In addition, AGC has updated its comprehensive documents describing the current regulatory and executive order state of play.
For the latest on the 2017 Regulatory Road Ahead, click here.
For the latest on President Trump’s Executive Actions/Orders, click here.
For more information on this or other federal regulatory issues, please contact Jimmy Christianson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703- 837-5325.