OSHA’s proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program Standard was relegated to “long-term action” a few months ago, leading many stakeholders to infer the rule was no longer the top priority it had once been. Now that has been confirmed.
When David Michaels took over at OSHA in 2009, and for several years following, he repeatedly called an Injury and Illness Prevention Program Standard his “No. 1 priority.” It seems priorities have changed.
Washington – OSHA expects to issue highly anticipated proposed rules for its Silica and Injury and Illness Prevention Program standards within the next few months, according to the Spring Regulatory Agenda, published July 3.
Los Angeles – Better laws and more resources are needed to protect workers throughout the country, several safety advocates said in an April 23 teleconference sponsored by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.