If anyone was unclear about the aims of the new administration regarding worker safety and enforcement of labor and workplace rules, they shouldn't be any more.
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis spoke to the ASSE meet today in San Antonio, and put it bluntly: "Make no mistake about it. The Department of Labor is back in the enforcement business."
She seemed heartfelt and emotional as she said she was gratified to see so many people – ASSE members from around the nation – gathered to discuss how to keep workers safe. ASSE has good video of several events; check it at the ASSE site.