OSEA Safety Blog

Current Agenda Under President Trump

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Safety and Health Magazine

Rules removed from the regulatory agenda:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Combustible Dust
  • Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities
  • Revocation of Obsolete Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
  • 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) Standard
  • Noise in Construction
  • Occupational Exposure to Styrene
  • Updating Requirements for the Selection, Fit Testing, and Use of Hearing Protection Devices
  • Now Listed under “long-term” action:

  • Update the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Amendments to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
  • Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents
  • Shipyard Fall Protection – Scaffolds, Ladders, and Other Working Surfaces
  • Emergency Response and Preparedness
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Tree Care Standard
  • Prevention of Workplace Violence in Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements – Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Column
  • Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medial Records
  • Still in the Works

    Along with the rulemaking on beryllium, proposed rules carried over from fall 2016 or added to the agenda include:

  • Quantitative Fit Testing Protocol: Amendment to the Final Rule on Respiratory Protection
  • Crane Operator Qualifications in Construction
  • Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Exemption Expansions for Railroad Roadway Work
  • Technical Corrections to 16 OSHA Standards
  • Puerto Rico State Plan
  • Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
  • Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
  • Five regulations remain in the pre-rule stage, a decrease form 16 this past fall: Communication Tower Safety, Mechanical Power Presses Update, Powered Industrial Trucks, Lock-out/Tag-out Update, and Blood Lead Level for Medical Removal.

    Much of the agency’s Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems final rule, issued in November under the Obama administration, has gone into effect since January, and three of its six remaining provisions are scheduled to be phased in by the end of this year.

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