There will be a slight delay before the Obama administration issues a slew of new OSHA regulations.
That’s because the administration is following a tradition started by Ronald Reagan in 1981: It has ordered all work halted on federal regulations left unfinished by the Bush White House until it can be reviewed by Obama’s team.
The White House will perform a legal and policy review of each pending regulation.
Among proposed rules in the OSHA pipeline:
- exposure to crystalline silica
- exposure to beryllium
- a review of the methylene chloride standard
- review of the bloodborne pathogen standard
- proposed confined spaces in construction standard
- revision of the electrical power transmission and distribution standard, and
- proposed revision of the cranes and derricks standard.
For more information on the order to halt work on federal regulations, click here.