The proposed OSHA 1910 regulations have many in the safety industry buzzing. Still, many (including me) are wondering about the likelihood of these changes coming to fruition, considering that previous proposals have been left unconfirmed. This week, OSHA released positive news on this front. The organization will be hosting an informal pubic hearing in Washington D.C. on January 18 to hear what stakeholders have to say about the proposed regulations. This is a great first step toward reconciling some of the disputed and omitted content in the regulations.
If you want to read up on some of the highlights of the proposed changes, I recently worked with Occupational Health and Safety magazine to publish an article on this topic. It covers the good, the bad and the overlooked elements of the proposed standards. You can also view a webinar I gave on the same topic in a Slideshare format.