OSHA Update for ASSE. PRESENTED BY: Joan M. Spencer Compliance Assistance Specialist Tampa Area Office 813-626-1177. OSHA ’ s Mission. To Assure So Far as Possible Every Working Man and Woman in the Nation Safe and Healthful Working Conditions. 2011 - 44. 2011 - 390. 2011 - 433.
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PRESENTED BY:Joan M. SpencerCompliance Assistance Specialist Tampa Area Office 813-626-1177
To Assure So Far as Possible Every Working Man and Woman in the Nation Safe and Healthful Working Conditions...
2011 - 44
2011 - 390
2011 - 433
2011 - 226
National Emphasis Programs
* Including Semiannual Regulatory Agenda published 11/26/2013
Reinforced Concrete in Construction and Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities
Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards
BloodbornePathogens Review *
Process Safety Management And Flammable Liquids
1915 Subpart E Scaffolds, Ladders and Other Working Surfaces
Title: Combustible Dust
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) completed a study of combustible dust hazards in late 2006, which identified 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that killed 119 workers and injured another 718.
CSB recommended OSHA to pursue a rulemaking on this issue.
On July 31, 2005, OSHA published the Safety and Health Information Bulletin, "Combustible Dust in Industry: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions."
OSHA implemented a Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP) March 11, 2008.
ANPRM October 21, 2009 –
Stakeholder meetings - 2009 and 2010
Webchat for combustible dust - June 28, 2010.
Initiate SBREFA – 4/00/2014.
Title: Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
An updated and modernized reporting system would enable a more efficient and timely collection of data and would improve the accuracy and availability of the relevant records and statistics.
This proposal involves modification to 29 CFR part 1904.41 to expand OSHA's legal authority to collect and make available injury and illness information required under part 1904.
Stakeholder Meetings - 05/25/2010
Comment Period End - 06/18/2010
NPRM – 11/8/2013
Title: Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica
OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) for general industry is based on a formula proposed by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) in 1968
PEL for construction and shipyards (derived from ACGIH's 1970 Threshold Limit Value) is based on particle counting technology, which is considered obsolete.
Completed SBREFA Report - 12/19/2003
Initiated Peer Review of Health Effects and Risk Assessment -
Completed Peer Review - 01/24/2010
NPRM - 09/12/13
Title: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium
1999 and 2001, OSHA was petitioned to issue an emergency temporary standard by the United Steel Workers, Public Citizen Health Research Group, and others.
OSHA is currently conducting a scientific peer review of its draft risk assessment
Economic peer review was scheduled to be completed in June 2011. Request for Information 11/26/2002 67 FR 70707
Request For Information Comment Period End 02/24/2003
SBREFA Report Completed 01/23/2008
Initiated Peer Review of Health Effects and Risk Assessment 03/22/2010
Complete Peer Review 11/19/2010
Title: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions
OSHA is proposing to update appendix A to subpart B of part 1904 to include North American Industry Classification System (NAICS and based on more recent occupational injury and illness rates.
Report to OSHA the occurrence of fatalities and certain injuries.
NPRM - 06/22/2011
NPRM Comment Period End - 09/20/2011
Notice of Reopening of Record - 09/28/2011
Comment Period End - 10/28/2011
Final Action 04/00/2014
Title: Confined Spaces in Construction
Abstract: In January 1993, OSHA issued a general industry rule to protect employees who enter confined spaces - 1910.146). This standard does not apply to the construction industry because of unique characteristics of construction worksites. Pursuant to discussions with the United Steel Workers of America that led to a settlement agreement regarding the general industry standard, OSHA agreed to issue a proposed rule to protect construction workers in confined spaces
Final Action: 2/00/2014
Title: Walking & Working Surfaces; Personal Fall Protection Equipment (Subparts D&I)
NPRM published 5/24/10http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=21518
Public Hearings held1/18-21/11
Final Rule – 06/00/2014
Final Rule Phase
Revised Hazard Communication Standard
(and not GHS)
Strategic Partnership Program
Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)
OTI & and OTI-Education Centers
Publications, Posters, etc
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