Beshear restores workplace safety board abolished by Bevin

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, speaks with the media as Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, rear, listens during a press conference at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Kentucky will start waiving testing fees for people wanting to obtain a GED diploma to assist hundreds of thousands of adults improve their career opportunities, Beshear said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

(AP) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is restoring a workplace safety board that was abolished by former Gov. Matt Bevin.

Beshear says the move to reestablish the 12-member Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is an effort to strengthen safety in the workplace.

Bevin used an executive order in July 2018 to get rid of the board. Beshear, then the attorney general, opposed the move.

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(This story was originally published on January 10, 2020)

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