OSHA has published its long awaited update to its Hazard Communication standard to align the standard with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  Click here to go to OSHA’s webpage on the topic, which includes links to the final rule and other guidance material.

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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

OSHA is poised to release to the public its initial regulatory approach to its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) rule. OSHA has announced that it will begin the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act (SBREFA) process for its IIPP rule, at which time the Agency will likely make public a draft regulatory text and

OSHA’s Spring 2011 Regulatory Agenda reiterates OSHA’s earlier commitment to initiate the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act process for its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) rule in June of this year.  Now midway through July, it is unclear when OSHA will release to the public its initial regulatory approach to the IIPP rule.  The Agency’s oft-stated

OSHA has proposed changing the industries that would be generally exempt from maintaining regular workplace injury and illness records. Employers in exempt industries are not required to maintain OSHA 300 Logs, complete OSHA 301 incident report forms, or complete the OSHA 300A annual summary forms.

OSHA’s proposed rule also would require employers to report workplace amputations

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced that it is extending its review period for OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule.  The proposal was received by OMB on February 14, 2011.  This extension follows the recent pattern of OMB taking longer than the standard 90 days to review OSHA rules under Executive Order 12866.  Notably, last

OSHA announced today that it will be holding a series of three teleconferences, in partnership with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, on OSHA’s proposed musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) column rule.  The teleconferences are designed to provide small businesses the opportunity to weigh-in on "their experiences in recording work-related MSDs and how they believe the proposed rule would

OSHA is a step closer to publishing a proposed rule regulating crystalline silica exposure in general industry, construction, and maritime.  OSHA’s proposal has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review under Executive Order 12866.  This is the final internal review before the proposal gets published in the Federal Register and signals that