UPDATE: OSHA, the Department of Labor and the Shut Down

OSHA Chaos

Life at the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are in chaos with a growing number of open high-level positions, resignations and Senate failure to move on confirmations. Meanwhile the government shutdown has put a crimp in the leadership’s dream of rolling back regulations. And it doesn’t look to get better anytime soon.

EPA Methylene Chloride Double-Cross

methylene chloride epa

As Confined Space readers know, the solvent Methylene Chloride has killed dozens of workers and consumers who used the material in enclosed spaces without realizing the extreme danger of the substance. MC is so hazardous that the Obama administration proposed to ban it. As might be expected, however, Trump’s EPA, under former administrator Scott Pruitt…