Tag Archives: Cranes and Derricks

OSHA Standard Changes That Will Impact Construction

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 directly affect … Continue Reading

OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda Shifts

On November 26, 2013 the full semiannual regulatory agenda for federal agencies was published.  This Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers regulatory actions for over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions. In the current Unified Agenda the Department of … Continue Reading

Special Report on OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction Final Rule

Now that OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule has been "officially" published in the Federal Register, employers must start the painstaking task of crawling through all of the new requirements and making sure their policies and procedures are fully compliant.  The vast majority of the rule’s new requirements take effect on November 8, 2010, so that leaves … Continue Reading

OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda Picking Up Steam

After issuing a flurry of new enforcement initiatives earlier in the year, such as the Severe Violator Enforcement Program and its memorandum administratively increasing civil penalties, OSHA seems to have shifted its focus a little back toward its regulatory program.  OSHA rulemaking often proceeds at a glacial pace, but in the last few months the Agency has issued two significant … Continue Reading

OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks In Construction Final Rule Clears OMB

OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule has just cleared the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), setting the stage for this important rule to be published within the next few weeks. As previously discussed in this space, this final rule has been several years in the making.  The proposal contained over 40 separate sections … Continue Reading

OSHA in 2010: What to Expect!

In mid-December 2009, Professor David Michaels was sworn in as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA.  Shortly after being sworn in as Assistant Secretary, Professor Michaels gave an interesting speech at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Going Green Workshop.  The speech was entitled “Making Green Jobs Safe: Integrating Occupational Safety and … Continue Reading

OSHA: A Review of 2009

In 2009, OSHA emerged from the regulatory and enforcement shell that had shrouded it during the eight years of the Bush Administration. Once confirmed, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced that a “new Sheriff” was in town, who would refocus the Department of Labor – including OSHA – on tough enforcement and aggressive rulemaking. In both areas, OSHA … Continue Reading
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