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DOL Announces Changes to Structure of OSHA Regional Operations

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced strategic changes to the structure of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regional operations, including the creation of a new OSHA regional office in Birmingham, Alabama that will oversee agency operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle. OSHA said the Birmingham Regional Office will address the area’s growing worker population and the hazardous work done by people employed in construction, heavy manufacturing, chemical processing, and food processing.

In addition, OSHA announced plans to merge Region 9 (covering Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands) and Region 10 (covering  Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) into a new San Francisco Region to improve operations and reduce operating costs. As part of the changes, OSHA will also rename its regions to associate them by geography, rather than its current practice of assigning numbers to regions. A full map of the new regional designations is available on the OSHA website here.

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