2016 OSHA News

OSHA expects to issue several new final rules in 2016. Some changes are in Pre-rule Stage status, others are in Proposed Rule status while some are in the Final Rule Stage. See this link for more general information:

http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain;jsessionid=3E403CC0D632B07C2BA555B5CF044C72?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPub=true&agencyCode=&showStage=active&agencyCd=1200&Image58.x=51&Image58.y=13&Image58=Submit

Pre-rule items include Bloodborne pathogens; Chemical Management and PEL’s; Communication Tower Safety; Powered Industrial Trucks, Lock-out/Tag-out; 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) Standard and others.

Proposed Rule Stage items include: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; Amendments to Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard; Crane Operator Qualification in Construction and others.

Those items in Final Rule Stage include:

Occupational Exposure to Silica

http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201510&RIN=1218-AB70

Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention)

http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201510&RIN=1218-AB80

As a word of advice, while employers should comply with existing OSHA workplace occupational health and safety rules, it is also smart to know what regulatory requirements are coming.

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