Month: September 2014

New Federal OSHA Rules on Workplace Injuries To Be Adopted in Michigan

Effective January 1, 2015, new requirements from the federal Occupational Standards and Health Administration (OSHA) will be in place for reporting workplace injuries and hospitalizations. States like Michigan operating their own OSHA program must promulgate standards which are at least as effective as the federal standards…

Urge Congress to Hit Harbor Maintenance Funding Targets

With the passage of the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, Congress committed to achieve full use of the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) through incremental increases over a ten-year period.  FY 2015 is the first year for those incremental increases to…

The Export-Import Bank and the Small Matter of $37 Billion

Written by Christopher Wenk Without congressional action, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) will close its doors on September 30. A collection of political activists, think tank staffers, and pundits have mounted a campaign against renewing Ex-Im’s charter. One of these critics’ most common refrains…

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