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OSHA releases Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda

Agenda shows what's on the horizon for OSHA

Posted June 18, 2021

On June 11, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Agenda provides a look at the federal government’s plans to create or revise regulations in the next year.



Update to the Hazard Communication Standard

Informal public hearing date, September 21, 2021

Powered Industrial Trucks Design Standard Update

Proposed rule, May 2021

Walking Working Surfaces

Proposed rule, May 2021

Welding in Construction Confined Spaces

Proposed rule, September 2021

Personal Protective Equipment in Construction

Proposed rule, September 2021

Infectious Diseases

Proposed rule, December 2021

Amendments to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard

Proposed rule, December 2021

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Proposed rule, December 2021

Shipyard Fall Protection – Scaffolds, Ladders and Other Working Surfaces

Proposed rule, December 2021

Lock-Out/Tag-Out Update

Proposed rule, January 2022

Communication Tower Safety

Proposed rule, March 2022

Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica: Revisions to Medical Surveillance Provisions for Medical Removal Protection

Proposed rule, March 2022

Tree Care Standard

Proposed rule, April 2022

Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica: Revisions to Table 1 in the Standard for Construction

Proposed rule, April 2022

Discrimination Against Employees Exercising Rights Under the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Final rule, July 2021

Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Whistleblower Protection Statutes

Interim final rule, September 2021

Other upcoming rules are still in the early stages of development:

  • Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents
  • Emergency Response
  • Mechanical Power Presses Update
  • Prevention of Workplace Violence in Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Blood Lead Level for Medical Removal
  • Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings

This article was written by Rachel Krubsack of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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