OSHA recently published its Fall 2009 Regulatory Priorities document. Once again, proposed 1910 subpart D&I made the list of priorities. Hopefully, it will come out this time so that the outdated regulations will become more in step with the current safety market.
The relevant excerpt from the OSHA publication is shown below as well as a link to the actual document.
Walking / Working Surfaces – Subparts D & I
“This proposed standard will update OSHA’s rules covering slip, trip and fall hazards and establish requirements for personal fall protection systems. The rule affects almost every non-construction worker in the United States. This is an important rulemaking because it addresses hazards that result in numerous deaths and thousands of injuries every year. The proposal is expected to prevent 20 workplace fatalities per year and over 3,500 injuries serious enough to result in days away from work. The Agency plans to issue a proposal in March 2010.”
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