Here, courtesy of a post on ORC Worldwide’s web site, is the line-up of OSHA standard-setting actions, issued by the Department of Labor in late April. ORC Worldwide is a global environmental health and safety consultancy based in Washington, DC.

Prerule Stage
  • Occupational Exposure to Beryllium
  • Methylene Chloride (Section 610 Review)
  • Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and Food Flavorings Containing Diacetyl
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (610 Review) (Section 610 Review) Infectious Diseases
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements—Modernizing OSHA’s Reporting System

Proposed Rule Stage
  • Confined Spaces in Construction
  • Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica
  • Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention)
  • Standards Improvement Project (SIP III)
  • Hazard Communication
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements—NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions

Final Rule Stage
  • General Working Conditions for Shipyard Employment
  • Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
  • Cranes and Derricks in Construction
  • Procedures for Handling Discrimination Complaints Under Federal Employee Protection Statutes
  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories Fee Schedule—Revised Approach
  • Procedures for Handling Employee Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act of 2007; Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as Amended; and Federal Rail Safety Act
  • Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements—Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Column
  • Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008

Long-Term Actions
  • Combustible Dust