Fall 2019 Regulatory/Deregulatory Agenda released

Provides look into government’s upcoming plans to create, revise, withdraw regulations

Posted November 25, 2019

On November 20, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Fall 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:

Rule Timetable
Powered Industrial Trucks Design Standard Update Proposed rule, Jan. 2020
Update to the Hazard Communication Standard Proposed rule, Jan. 2020
Welding in Construction Confined Spaces Proposed rule, Feb. 2020
Walking Working Surfaces Proposed rule, April 2020
Amendments to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard Proposed rule, May 2020
Communication Tower Safety Proposed rule, Sept. 2020
Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records Final rule, Dec. 2019
Technical Corrections to 27 OSHA Standards and Regulations Final rule, Dec. 2019
Exposure to Beryllium 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:

  • Emergency Response
  • 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

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

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