OSHA Continues to Operate through Government Shutdown

Despite much of the federal government being shutdown for more than two weeks, some agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are still open for business.

Back in September 2018, legislators passed and President Trump signed into law a “minibus” funding bill, which funded a handful of agencies including the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA lies under the umbrella of the DOL and is fully funded through October 1, 2019.

OSHA will continue to enforce workplace safety regulations and prosecute citations. The Departments of Defense, Energy and Water, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services are also funded by this minibus bill.

But, with Department of Justice lawyers being furloughed during the shutdown, any litigation that involves the federal government will be impacted.

And since OSHA doesn’t stop, neither do the workplace safety experts at SCT. Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. Our experts include former OSHA Area and Regional Directors who have worked for and with the administration for more than a century.

Call us at 1-800-204-1729 or complete the contact form below.








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