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The Heat Injury and Illness rule

Last Call for Comments on Heat-Injury-and-Illness Rulemaking Report

On November 3, 2023, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy, as part of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) process, transmitted its final report to Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), on the agency’s upcoming rulemaking, “Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor […]

U.S. House of Representatives Examines OSHA’s Policies and Priorities

On September 27, 2023, the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration” (OSHA), in which Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Douglas Parker was the sole witness. This oversight hearing offered Parker an opportunity […]

Alongside ArborTech staff, representatives from other TCIA member companies

Bridging Policy and Practice: A Glimpse into the TCIA-ArborTech Congressional Site Visit

On August 31, 2023, TCIA hosted a congressional site visit together with Gilford, NewHampshire-based member ArborTech at the company’s headquarters. ArborTech is a 10-year TCIA member company with dual TCIA Accreditations for residential and commercial as well as Utility Contractor operations. Taking place during the August congressional recess, the event emphasized the importance legislators assign […]

California Air Resources Board Advances Zero-Emission Initiatives

Environmental initiatives have long been a focal point for the state of California. Leveraging its unique position under the Clean Air Act, which allows the state to request a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement emissions regulations exceeding federal standards, California continues to push ambitious environmental policy. This year’s efforts include two […]

Biden Administration Updates Its Regulatory Plan for the Remainder of 2023

On June 13, 2023, the Biden administration released its Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, providing a detailed glimpse into the regulatory and deregulatory activities under development across approximately 67 federal departments, agencies and commissions. These semi-annual regulatory agendas report on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and […]

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