Month: May 2015

May 27, 2015

OSHA Targets September For Publication Of Controversial Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA may be only four months away from publishing a long-promised and highly controversial rule to compel employers to submit electronic records of work-related injuries and illnesses, with the September date for the rule inked in the latest regulatory agenda only a month slip from…

May 12, 2015

Industry Backs ‘Abatement Before Citation’ Bill, But Says Right To Contest Should Be Preserved

Industry advocates are voicing strong support for a measure put forth by Rep. Vickly Hartzler (R-MO) to alter OSHA enforcement by letting employers sidestep citations for non-serious regulatory violations as long as the alleged hazards are abated during a “grace period,” but there is also…

May 5, 2015

Final Rule On Confined Spaces In Construction Takes New Technologies Into Account, OSHA Says

OSHA says regulators have taken into account numerous new technologies available to building industries as it rolls out a rule adding a subpart to its construction standards to tackle confined space hazards much like the general industry regulations designed to ensure protections for workers in…