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Spring 2019 Regulatory/Deregulatory Agenda released

Provides glimpse into OSHA’s plans in the next year

Posted May 23, 2019

On May 22, the White House Office of Management and Budget released the Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Agenda provides a sneak peek into the federal government’s plans to create, revise, or withdraw regulations in the next year.

Some of OSHA’s listings for upcoming rulemakings include:



Amendments to Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard

Proposed rule, Dec. 2019

Update to the Hazard Communication Standard

Proposed rule, Dec. 2019

Welding in Construction Confined Spaces

Proposed rule, Dec. 2019

Quantitative Fit Testing Protocol: Amendment to the Final Rule on Respiratory Protection

Final rule, Aug. 2019

Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records

Final rule, June 2019

Technical Corrections to 35 OSHA Standards and Regulations

Final rule, May 2019

Exposure to Beryllium NPRM to Review General Industry Provisions

Final rule, Dec. 2019

Other upcoming rules are still in the early stages of development; in many cases, OSHA is still gathering background information. These future revisions would affect the following areas:

  • Communication Tower Safety
  • Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Mechanical Power Presses Update
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Lockout/Tagout Update
  • Tree Care Standard
  • Prevention of Workplace Violence in Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Blood Lead Level for Medical Removal
  • Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica; Revisions to Table 1 in the Standard for Construction

1910 OSHA GuideOSHA Rules for General Industry: 1910 and Other Essential Regulations puts OSHA’s workplace safety regulations in a reader-friendly format.


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