OSHA: Several final rules expected by year’s end
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:
- A notice of proposed rulemaking on beryllium – July
- A small business review process of a combustible dust standard – December
- A final rule to modernize the injury and illness reporting system – March 2015