Tag: rulemaking

OSHA Rule Clarifies Recordkeeping Obligation

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 20, 2016 1 Comment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Monday issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. 18, 2017.

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OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that updates its 44-year- old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard, created to better protect workers from slip, trip and fall hazards. According to OSHA, the rule aligns the fall protection requirements for general industry with those for construction that will make compliance easier for those companies who perform […]

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OSHA Extends Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Deadline

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 24, 2016 0 Comments
OSHA Extends Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Deadline

Enforcement of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rule has been delayed until Dec. 1.

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OSHA Seeks Feedback on Revisions to Recordkeeping & Construction Standards

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 17, 2016 0 Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently proposed revisions to its existing recordkeeping and construction standards as part of the agency’s Standards Improvement Project, and they are likely to affect home builders.

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OSHA Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Provision Delayed

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2016 1 Comment

Originally slated to start Aug. 10, the rule will require employers to inform workers of their rights to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation, and to implement certain procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses. The new effective date is now Nov. 1.

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OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday announced issuance of its final electronic recordkeeping rule, and NAHB continues to have concerns.

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Publication of Final Silica Rule Announced

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 24, 2016 0 Comments
Publication of Final Silica Rule Announced

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has concerns with the final rule on respirable crystalline silica released today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) this week announced a decision to further delay enforcement of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, this time for an additional 60 days.

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NAHB, CISC Staunchly Oppose OSHA Streamline of PEL Rulemaking

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants ideas on how to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. NAHB has plenty of ideas — and wants to ensure that any new rules don’t place a tougher burden on small businesses.

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Enforcement of Confined Spaces Rule Postponed

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 8, 2015 0 Comments

OSHA pushes enforcement of confined spaces rule out 60-days to give builders additional time to train employers and acquire the equipment necessary for compliance.

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