Government Shut Downs to Affect Safety Organizations

A quick glance at the CDC website shows this banner across the top:

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(In case you can’t read it it says: “Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://www.usa.gov.“)

OSHA.gov has a similar message:

“Due to suspension of Federal government services, this website is not being regularly monitored. If you need to report a workplace fatality, hospitalizations, or an imminent danger situation please contact our toll free number immediately: 1-800-321-OSHA (6742); TTY 1-877-889-5627.”

The US Dept. of Labor site has this to say:

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Bottom line, if you need up-to-date information, you might need to do a little more research. Let’s hope congress can come to some sort of agreement and everyone gets back to work real soon.

 

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