With the election right around the corner, many employers are starting to speculate about what OSHA initiatives might be coming down the pike in 2013. Click here for an interesting article examining possible initiatives for 2013 for the construction industry.
It has been approximately two years since the Department of Labor announced its “Plan/Prevent/Protect” compliance strategy, with the basic goal to “ensure employers and other regulated entities are in full compliance with the law every day, not just when Department inspectors come calling.” We thought that it would be interesting to take a quick look… Continue Reading
In one of the most significant rulemaking efforts in over a decade, OSHA has finalized a rule revising its hazard communication standard to align it with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The rule will affect over 5 million business establishments across the country. Over 40 million employees will need… Continue Reading
Just weeks after announcing that it would be initiating the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) process for its IIPP rule, the Agency recently announced that there would be an additional delay in starting the process. IIPP has the potential to be the most significant OSHA rulemaking in over a decade, potentially requiring all employers to implement… Continue Reading
In a December 29, 2009 Federal Register notice, OSHA has announced three informal public hearings on its proposal to update its hazard communication standard. The hearings will begin at 9:30 am on the following dates: March 2, 2010 in Washington, DC; March 31, 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA; and April 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. OSHA’s… Continue Reading
Jackson Lewis and SmartPros Ltd. are pleased to announce the availability of two OSHA recordkeeping courses. The first is Course 2215, OSHA’s Record-Keeping NEP: What It Is and What You Need to Do to Prepare, which explains OSHA’s Recordkeeping NEP in detail. The second is Course 2210, The OSHA Record-Keeping "Great Eight," which goes through eight key principles for OSHA… Continue Reading
In one of the most significant rulemaking efforts in over a decade, OSHA is proposing to revise its hazard communication standard to align it with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). If finalized, the rule would affect over 5 million business establishments across the country and potentially over 120… Continue Reading
OSHA’s long-awaited proposed rule updating its Hazard Communication standard will be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register (September 30). Here is an advance version of the proposal. We will provide more information on this important rulemaking in an upcoming post.
OSHA’s Hazard Communication/Globally Harmonized System proposed rule has been cleared by the Office of Management and Budget, paving the way for the agency to publish it for public comment. The proposed rule has been in the works for several years and the Obama Administration has made finalizing it a priority. If finalized, the proposed rule could significantly… Continue Reading