Washington – OSHA’s final rule on confined spaces in construction is being reviewed by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The review is one of the final steps required before OSHA can formally publish the rule.
Phoenix – The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health believes OSHA will reject the state’s residential construction fall protection standard, and has scheduled free classes on complying with federal fall protection requirements.
Washington – A new coalition composed of 10 leading construction industry organizations is calling on OSHA to revise and finalize certain certification requirements for crane operators “well ahead” of the 2017 deadline.
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.
Washington – A deadly metal dust explosion in China offers a fresh reminder of combustible dust hazards, which the United States should address through an OSHA standard, Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said in a statement released Aug. 5.
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.
Charleston, WV – A number of combustible dust-related incidents, injuries and deaths over the past decade might have been prevented had OSHA promulgated a standard covering the hazard, according to a Chemical Safety Board report released July 16.