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Asbestos Background HB 5456
For what it is worth – more info than you or Mark will provably care to read….
Two reports the campaign did on asbestos industry deception and the outsized burden veterans have faced from asbestos-triggered disease:
Internal documents reveal that the asbestos industry knew long ago that its products were killing people. It did nothing.
The asbestos industry was well aware that asbestos was deadly. Yet, the companies that mined asbestos, and those that exposed workers, military personnel ...
Asbestos mortality map for Michigan from 1999-2013:
Asbestos is responsible for countless deaths around the world, including at least 10,000 each year in the U.S. alone. Many Americans might think it’s been banned ...
Report: Science for Sale: Ford Spends $40 Million to discredit dangers of asbestos brakes:
In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting ...
: Legislative Update
Attached is the legislative update for this week. Please feel free to send me any questions.
Two key points to this document:
Please review and provide any feedback so we can develop our plan for the hearing.
Attached is the legislative update for the week!
Subject: Governor Snyder's Budget Presentation - Documents and Links to Budget
Clients and Friends,
Attached please find Governor Snyder’s FY 2019 budget documents, also found at the link here: http://www.michigan.gov/budget
Attached is the legislative update for January 15-19th.
Legislative update and the documents from the Consensus Revenue Estimating conference.
Also, State Budget Director Pscholka announced his resignation today. He plans to leave his post at the end of February. He will be running to replace Senator John Proos who is term-limited.
Attached is the last legislative log and update for 2017! Its been a great year!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Well, after a long few weeks and especially long day yesterday, the legislature passed the Governor’s task force report. This was a huge victory for police and fire fighters across this state. Thank you to all of you that made calls and emailed your legislators. The Task Force report, as we have discussed, will go a long way to ensure that pensions and retiree healthcare are secured. SB 686 and HB 5298 are the main bills in the package and are identical. The legislature will no longer be voting on the bill to amend the Emergency Manager Act (PA 436). The remaining bills in the package amend the various statutes pertaining to local governments by referencing the new act created in either SB 686 or 5298. The bills have passed out of both chambers at about 2:30 am. On Tuesday, we expect that the bills will be taken up in the opposite chamber. There are several technical amendments that need to be made to ensure that the bills are consistent with the report. The legislature has agreed that the technical changes will be adopted.
For your review:
A longer report will be coming this weekend once my brain is working again!
Mandatory OSHA safety regs and training deadline passed
June 1, 2016: Deadline to update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication programs, and provide any additional employee training. Per the final rule issued March 26, 2012, the
Department of Labor has adopted the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This change ensures OHSA's alignment with internationally-developed
guidelines for the categorization and labeling of hazardous substances.
Employers are required to educate workers on the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling system for hazardous chemicals as well as how to read and interpret a safety data sheet (SDS).
Keep employees properly informed about chemicals in the workplace with our Hazardous Material Poster Pack:
Our Hazardous Material Poster pack includes:
Ensure your employees are protected from workplace dangers and your company from safety violations by ordering today. It's also a simple solution to meet the latest OSHA requirements.
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Malvern, PA 19355
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