OSHA Releases Agenda for Fall 2010

OSHA Releases Agenda for Fall 2010

Fourteen final rules and five proposed rules are projected to move forward.

OSHA just released its semiannual regulatory agenda for fall 2010, which reveals that 14 final rules and five proposed rules are projected to move forward through the rule making stages over the next year. In addition, OSHA is in the process of developing a rule requiring employers to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The agency is planning to convene a small business panel in June 2011.

Specifically, the following rules are at the final rulemaking stage:

Confined Spaces in Construction
General Working Conditions for Shipyard Employment
Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
Standards Improvement Project
Hazard Communication
Procedures for Handling Discrimination Complaints Under Federal Employee Protection Statutes
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories Fee Schedule, Revised Approach
Cooperative Agreements
Procedures for Handling Employee Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act of 2007; Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as Amended; and Federal Railroad Safety
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements —Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Column
Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 806 of the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002, As Amended
Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, Section 1057 of the DODD-FRANK Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010

The rules at the proposed rule making stage include the following:

Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica
Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention)
Combustible Dust
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements — Modernizing OSHA’s Reporting System 2011
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements — NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions

To read the complete agenda, visit the General Services Administration website atwww.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain

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