The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulatory agenda for spring 2021 lists regulations the agency will focus on for the next six months, including 26 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, six of which are in the final rule stage and the rest are in the proposed or pre-rule stage. Many of them will

OSHA has published a proposed rule that would revise requirements governing the prevention of slips, trips, and falls in general industry workplaces.  OSHA’s "Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)" proposed rule impacts virtually every general industry workplace in the country.  Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of OSHA recordable

OSHA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on combustible dust should be published soon in the Federal Register. The ANPR is currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget, the final step in the intergovernmental review process. Employers with combustible dust hazards in their worksites are encouraged to participate in the rulemaking process.


Signaling its renewed focus on regulatory means to address occupational hazards, OSHA is pursuing comprehensive rulemaking to prevent combustible dust explosions. The Agency announced it will be issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) and convening stakeholder meetings to evaluate approaches to regulating combustible dust. Employers with combustible dust hazards in their worksites are