Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:34 PM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA has officially withdrawn a proposed rule that would have changed how the agency operated its On-site Consultation Program for worksites, including those that have Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program status. The agency withdrew the rule after reviewing comments, including those submitted by ABC and the Coalition for Workplace Safety.
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:59 PM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA May 29 issued a final rule that that broadens the current exemption for digger derricks used in the electric-utility industry to also include telecommunications work.
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:49 PM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA has released new materials to help employers comply with the newly revised Hazard Communication Requirements, including a fact sheet outlining the new training requirements, Quickcards on the new pictogram label requirements, and a brief synopsis on the labels and pictograms.
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:13 PM By Kinsey Cooper
On April 23, OSHA issued a final rule that applies the requirements of the August 2010 cranes and derricks in construction standard to demolition and underground work. These areas were inadvertently omitted from the original rule.
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:37 AM By Kinsey Cooper
In its regulatory agenda released Dec. 21, 2012, OSHA listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2), confined spaces in construction and crystalline silica exposure limits for 2013.
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:28 AM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA must stick to a six-month statute of limitations when citing a company for failure to record an injury or illness and cannot treat such an event as a continuing violation throughout the five-year recordkeeping period, according to an April 6 decision by a federal appeals court. The decision overturned a position that had been in place since 1993.
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:50 PM By Donna Puglisi
In the Department of Labor (DOL) 2012 regulatory agenda released in January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2); confined spaces in construction; crystalline silica exposure limits; and walking work surfaces; among other issues.
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:45 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) June 22 issued a proposed rule that would expand its injury and illness tracking and reporting requirements.
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:03 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Jan. 25 announced that it is temporarily withdrawing its proposed rule to revise the Form 300 to include an additional reporting column for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:51 AM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA should consider the unintended consequences of a proposed revision to its injury and illness tracking and reporting requirements before issuing the final rule, ABC wrote in a set of comments submitted to the agency Oct. 28.