Toward that end, OSHA has been convening stakeholders meetings to consider many, many questions. For example: should the rule cover all employers, or exempt small businesses, companies in less hazardous industries, and companies with good safety and health records? How does a one-size-fits-all standard give enough specifics on what constitutes compliance? What is "meaningful employee participation"?
The agency basically wants to build on its 1989 voluntary guidelines. Requirements would include periodic hazard assessments, accident investigations, hazard control/elimination, management leadership (employers must designate at least one employee to take the lead on safety and health), employee participation, training, and recordkeeping.