“OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda ‘Aggressive’ With 29 Rulemakings”

by Paul Lawton Monday, June 16th, 2014 In all, OSHA’s ambitious regulatory agenda sets out action on 29 rulemakings. Here are the highlights. Final rule stage. Final rules expected this year or later: Occupational injury and illness recording and requirements—NAICS update and reporting revisions. OSHA anticipates a final rule in June 2014 that would update … Continue reading “OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda ‘Aggressive’ With 29 Rulemakings”

Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits (PEL’s)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLw4fGx63Qc By Robert Iafolla April 16 --In an apparent effort to kickstart agency action on updating permissible exposure limits for hundreds of chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asked the White House April 15 to approve a request to gather information on ways to address chemical exposure. OSHA cited widespread agreement that the majority … Continue reading Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits (PEL’s)

OSHA Considers PEL Revision Only for Beryllium Rule in Construction

  Updated: The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of ships for coats of paint. The product is also used in blasting operations on … Continue reading OSHA Considers PEL Revision Only for Beryllium Rule in Construction

Safety Comic of the Day! – “Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking Silica Dust Exposure”.

An old hazard alert is resurfacing in the oil and gas industry, one that warns the massive amounts of sand used during hydraulic fracturing may pose a health risk for workers. The alert, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, warns of prolonged exposure to … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day! – “Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking Silica Dust Exposure”.

Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has polled its membership on occupational health and safety priorities. See if you agree with the poll’s results. AIHA conducts the survey (PDF) every two years. Here are the top 6 industry-related issues that the group’s members said were the most important overall priorities for the coming two years: … Continue reading Six Top Safety Priorities for the Next Two Years

AIHA Top Public Policy Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety Issues

Biennial public policy survey indicates issues that present concerns for the industrial hygiene profession in 2011-2012 Fairfax, VA - The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), as a result of its biennial membership survey, lists the top public policy issues of concern to AIHA members and the occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) profession over … Continue reading AIHA Top Public Policy Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety Issues