The election of Donald Trump won't mean the death of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, despite the new president's clearly stated opposition to business regulations, sources tell Bloomberg BNA.

But Trump's election probably will mean budget cuts, the end of new rulemaking, the death of ongoing rulemakings and a significant rollback of enforcement—prospects that have business interests excited and labor activists deeply concerned.

“He's definitely for less government, definitely for less regulation,” said Louis Chodoff, a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP. “[Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder and Trump] both think that's the way to stimulate the economy: to take the shackles off business, whether it's OSHA regulation, [Environmental Protection Agency] regulation, or wage and hour regulation. Unshackle business and let it grow.”

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