OSHA’s agenda reveals plans for the future

Infectious diseases, noise in construction make Agency’s list of future rulemakings

Posted November 21, 2016

On November 17, 2016, the Department of Labor released its agenda of regulatory and deregulatory activities. OSHA’s current short- and long-term actions, as revealed in the 2016 Fall Agenda, includes a review of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and the initiation of a standard for combustible dust.

Significant rulemakings at the development (prerule) stage include:

  • Preventing backover injuries and fatalities
  • Communication tower safety
  • Emergency response and preparedness
  • Mechanical Power Presses Update
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Lockout/Tagout update
  • Noise in Construction
  • Preventing workplace violence in healthcare

Significant rulemakings at the proposed rule stage include:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Amendment for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
  • Update to the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Tree Care Standard

Significant rulemakings at the final rule stage include:

  • Occupational Exposure to Beryllium
  • Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention)
  • Certification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness
  • Respirable Crystalline Silica

Read the entire agenda on the OMB website.

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