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The Congressional Record Act and OSHA

The Congressional Review Act gives Congress the ability to overturn agency rules adopted in the previous 60 legislative days, meaning the legislature can review past administration regulations submitted to Congress as far back as mid-June 2016 when factoring in Congressional recesses.

OSHA rules that fall within the review window include the beryllium rule, which the Trump administration has already proposed delaying till May 20, 2017, and the slips, trips and falls rule.

However, that window does not stretch back far enough to include more controversial regulations such as OSHA’s silica and the electronic record-keeping rules although both regulations are facing legal challenges that could impact their future.

ISRI’s Safety Staff will continue to monitor OSHA regulatory activities and provide information to the membership as it becomes available.

For more information about OSHA’s regulatory activities, please contact Terry Cirone.

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