The Office of Management and Budget released its Spring (very, very late Spring) Regulatory Agenda yesterday. The Regulatory Agenda is what it sounds like: a plan and timeline for each agency’s regulations, what the next steps are and when they are expected. The Regulatory Agenda is released every Spring and Fall.
The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business.
OSHA has announced that Aug. 1, 2017, will be the start date for employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. They’ll do so through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), a web-based form that will be accessible from the ITA webpage.
Workers’ comp adjusts to the opioid crisis, OSHA changes its construction cranes rule and a utility worker is killed by a gas explosion. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
OSHA this week proposed delaying the compliance date for the electronic reporting rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The agency says this will allow it time to “further review and consider the rule.”
Changes would apply to construction, shipyard sectors
June 28, 2017
OSHA’s announcement last week of a proposal to modify the agency's recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors is being sharply criticized by safety advocates, who are calling it “a step backwards.”
ANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) standards have, for almost four decades, provided best practices for safe, reliable access to work at height and have delivered a consistent benchmark for safe machine design in North America.
The Trump administration announced yesterday that it will delay a rule requiring changes to nutritional labels on processed foods. The reason for pushing back the July 26, 2018 compliance date: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says manufacturers need more time to enact the changes.
The American Society of Safety Engineers is offering a virtual symposium to help occupational safety and health professionals better understand the sweeping changes OSHA recently made to its final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection standards in relation to slip, trip and fall hazards. Read More