OSHA’s agenda reveals plans for the future
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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