Time is running out for OSHA under the Obama administration to complete some of its regulatory priorities. If OSHA stays on track, some new and revised regs could debut early in 2016.
Many items on our “watch list” for OSHA in 2014 had some significant developments this year:
A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.
A federal agency is recommending a major shift in the way refineries are regulated for safety, shifting more responsibility to the company and turning the system more proactive instead of reactive.
The federal government has released its revised regulatory agenda. It lists 10 new or revised OSHA rules for 2013, with more to come in future years.
The good news: An estimated 553,000 workers’ lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The bad news …
While some lawmakers in Washington are harping on OSHA for creating too many regulations, a recent report says during the last ten years, there have been fewer new regulations produced by the agency than in any other period in its history.
Workplace injuries and illnesses must not force families out of the middle class. That’s the message from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as he prepares to leave office.
The construction industry knows it’s a frequent OSHA target. Now we know that darkness won’t keep OSHA inspectors from their rounds.
Did you know that OSHA is mentioned in both the Democratic and Republican national platforms? There’s a lot of disagreement about how to handle the agency, but there’s one thing both parties appear to agree on, too.
It’s a short delay, but OSHA wants more time to develop employer guidance for the new silica rule.
OSHA has finalized its proposal to lower the permissible exposure levels to a material that can cause devastating lung disease. The new standard would dramatically lower workplace exposure limits in place since 1948.
The reality on OSHA’s permissible exposure limits (PELs) for hazardous chemicals: Most are out of date by almost half a century. And changing them won’t be easy. So, the agency has released new voluntary limits to help protect employees.
OSHA announced it has made some revisions to its National Emphasis Program on respirable crystalline silica in general industry, maritime and construction. This new NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed to silica. It focuses on enforcement of new silica standards, one for general industry and maritime, and one […]
An industry challenge to OSHA’s newly updated silica rule has failed.
In one of the most significant safety regulation changes in years, OSHA has announced its final rule to further limit workers’ exposure to respirable silica dust.
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