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February 6, 2013

Rules OSHA is Planning for 2013

The Department of Labor's most recent regulatory agenda shows we should watch for final OSHA rules on confined spaces in construction, electric power transmission and slip, trip and fall prevention in 2013. Currently in the pre-rule stage are standards for:
  • Combustible Dust
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Reinforced Concrete in Construction and Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities
Proposed rules are expected for:
  • Crystalline Silica and Beryllium
  • Consensus Standards Update
  • Revocation of Periodic Records
Final rules are scheduled for:
  • Confined Spaces in Construction
  • Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Vertical Tandem Lifts
See the complete list for each stage at the Dept. of Labor site.

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