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Federal agencies | Regulation

OSHA: Several final rules expected by year’s end

May 27, 2014

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Washington – OSHA intends to issue final rules on personal protective equipment; confined spaces; and slips, trips and falls by the end of the year, according to the recently published semiannual regulatory agenda.

The agenda lists a publication date of August for a final rule on confined spaces in construction. The rule has been in the works for more than a decade.

A final rule updating the agency’s PPE standard is slated for September. OSHA said the rule will incorporate references to more recent consensus standards.

October is the agency’s target date for a final rule updating OSHA standards on walking/working surfaces and personal fall protection systems.

The timetable for actions on other notable rules includes: